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Royal Marriage

Game info: Row games type; 1 deck; no redeal

Alternate names: Betrothal, Coquette, Discards, Double Jump, Matrimony, The Queen and Her Lad..

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 30)

Object of the game: To discard all the cards, except King and Queen together.

Solitaire Rules

  • The Q is dealt face up and the K is placed at the bottom of the deck.

  • Deal the cards to the right of the Q in a horizontal row by clicking on the stock.

  • Eliminate one card or two adjacent cards if it is (they are) between a pair of cards of the same suit or rank. For example:

  • 10 Q 3 5 A 3 
    Since the 3 and the 3 are of the same rank, the 5 and the A are eliminated, leaving 4 cards:

  • 10 Q 3 3 
    The 10 and the 3 are of the same suit, so the Q and the 3 are eliminated, leaving only 2 cards:

  • 10 3 

  • If more than two cards lie between a matching pair they cannot be removed, unless they are all of the same suit, in which case they all go out. For example:

  • J 7 10 A 2 5 6 K 7 
    All the Hearts between the 10 and 7 can be eliminated, leaving 4 cards:

  • J 7 10 7 
    The 10 would the be alone between the 7 and the 7, so the 10 could be eliminated, leaving 3 cards:

  • J 7 7 

  • The game is won if, after the entire deck is dealt out, King and his Queen are side by side, other cards having been discarded.

  • There is no redeal.

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