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Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 decks (104 cards); 2 redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 10; 10.0%

Object of the game: To send all the cards from the stock to the foundation.

Solitaire Rules

Foundation (One pile)

  • The first card dealt from the stock is the base for the foundation
    which will be built up, regardless of suit, from the base card in 4 series of thirteen cards.

Tableau (20 cards in 4 rows of 5 each)

  • Only the cards in the lower row can be moved to the foundation.

  • Build up or down regardless of suit, horizontally, vertically or diagonal.

  • Ranking of cards is continuous: build Aces after Kings when necessary.

  • Every time you free a space by moving a card, all the cards above descend one row and the top space is automatically filled from the stock or the waste.

  • As cards move up or down, all the cards in the same pile (below them) move.

  • Cards from the lower row can also be moved if advantageous.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the foundation or to the tableau.

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