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Tower of Hanoi Thirteen

Original Solitaire

Game info: Puzzle games type; 1 partial deck (13 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Very high; 1 in 1 if you persist; 100%

Object of the game: To arrange the thirteen cards in a single column with the King at the top, the Queen underneath it, and so on, in a descending sequence down to the Ace.

Solitaire Rules

  • This game is played with thirteen cards of a suit, from Ace to King. The rest of the deck is discarded.

Tableau (13 cards in 4 columns)

  • Only the top card of one column can be moved to another column.

  • The card that is moved can only be placed on a card of a higher rank. For example, a 9 can be placed on a 10 or on a Queen, but not on a 5.

  • Only one card at a time can be moved (a card can be moved as often as is necessary).

  • Spaces may be filled with the top card of either of the other three columns.


  • The game starts at: - 52.

  • 25 points are awarded for each card in sequence.

  • The highest score obtainable is 273 (25 points x 13 cards = 325 - 52 points = 273 points).

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