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People's Game

Game info: Two-Deck solitaires type; 2 decks (104 cards); 8 redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 15; 6.7%

Object of the game: Eliminate both "classes" and "masses" and unite all in the foundations, or "people" row.

Solitaire Rules

Reserve (Eight piles with one card each: "The Classes")

  • When the cards in the foundation piles arrive at one rank below the reserve card above them, the reserve card is placed on the foundation, completing the "union of the masses and the classes".

Foundations (Eight piles: "The People")

  • Build up regardless of suit from the tableau piles ("the Masses").

  • The first card must be a tableau card that is one rank higher than the corresponding card in the reserve row ("The Classes").

Tableau (Eight piles of twelve cards each: "The Masses")

  • The top cards are available for play to the foundations.


  • After all possible plays have been made, click the Redeal button.

  • The cards in the first pile are dealt to each of the other tableau piles in succession.

  • If the play is blocked again, the cards in the second pile are dealt to the remaining tableau piles, then the third, and so on.

People's Game was first described in the book, Solitaire and Patience by George Hapgood, Esq., published by The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1917. 

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