Written by Rosanna Yuen
|Type of Deck||Standard Deck|
|Stock||Top left pile. The rest of the deck is placed here after dealing. Cards are turned over three at a time to Waste. Unlimited redeals.|
|Waste||Directly to the right of Stock. To be taken from Stock. Top card available for play.|
|Reserve||On left under stock. Deal thirteen cards here with top card face up. Top card available for play to Foundations or Tableau.|
|Tableau||Four piles below Foundations. Deal one card face up on to each pile. Tableau can be built down in alternating color. Groups of cards can be moved.|
|Foundation||Four piles top right. Deal one card face up on first Foundation pile. This card is now the base card. Built up by suit.|
Move all cards to the Foundation piles.
Cards in the Tableau are built down by alternating color. Groups of cards can be moved. An empty slot in the Tableau is filled automatically from the Reserve. If the Reserve is empty, an empty slot can be filled by any card or group of cards in sequence.
Cards are flipped from the Stock to the Waste by three. If the last flip has less than three cards, that many cards are flipped for that move only. When Stock is empty, move all cards in Waste back to the Stock, maintaining order.
Foundations are built up in suit from the base card (first card dealt to first Foundation) New Foundations are started when a card of the same rank as the first card placed during the dealing period are placed on empty Foundation piles. Aces are placed on Kings, and twos on Aces. Cards in Foundations are still in play. Double clicking on a card will move it to the appropriate Foundation pile if such a move is possible.
Each card in the Foundation piles scores one point. This game used to be played in casinos. You would break even if your score is 10.
Maximum possible score: 52
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. This game is hard to win. Most people play with the betting rules in mind and try to get as many points as possible. To this end, always move cards into the Foundations as soon as they are available.