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Tower of Pisa

Original Solitaire

Game info: Non-Builders game type; 1 partial deck (30 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Very high; about 1 in 2; 50%

Object of the game:To complete the "building of the Tower" before the deck is exhausted.

Solitaire Rules

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  • The Tower must be built starting with the Aces.

  • A card of a higher rank can be built only if the rank immediately below is already placed (for example the 3 can be built only if the Ace and the 2 are already in place).

  • The game is won if the entire Tower is built before the deck is exhausted.

Tableau (3 columns)

  • Build down in alternating colors (for example, a 5 can be played on a 6).

  • 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.

  • Spaces may be filled with any available card or packed sequence.


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

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (1 pile)

  • The top card is available for play.

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