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Original Solitaire

Game info: Two-Deck game type; 2 deck (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 20; 5%

Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations.

Solitaire Rules

  • At the beginning of the game, one Ace is taken from the stock and placed on the first foundation.

Foundations (8 piles; complete these piles to win the game)

  • Build up regardless of suit from Ace to King (for example, a 2 can be played on an Ace).

  • You must complete the first foundation before starting the second and so on.

Tableau (8 columns)

  • Build down regardless of suit.

  • It is only permitted to place cards in the tableau columns under where an Ace has already been played.

  • The top card of each column is available for play to another tableau column or to the foundations.

  • A packed sequence, or any portion of it, may be moved to another tableau column.


  • Deal from the stock to the waste pile until you find a Two to play on the Ace or any card that you want to place in the space exactly below the first Ace.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (1 pile)

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

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