Diamond Mine

Written by Rosanna Yuen

3.20.1. Setup

Type of Deck Standard Deck
Foundation One pile at top. Build in sequence for diamonds starting from any diamond of your choice.
Tableau Thirteen piles. Deal three cards face down and one card face up on every pile.

3.20.2. Goal

Remove all diamonds to the foundation and have all the other cards in suit and sequence with Aces being low in the Tableau.

3.20.3. Rules

Cards (other than diamonds) can be built down in sequence regardless of suit. Builds of cards can be moved as a unit. Empty slots can be filled by any card (except for diamonds) or build of cards.

Diamonds cannot be moved except to be place on to the Foundation. The diamond Foundation must be built up in sequence but can start from any number you want.

3.20.4. Scoring

Each diamond placed on to the Foundation scores the face value of the card, with Ace as one point, Jacks as eleven points, Queens as twelve points, and Kings as thirteen points.

Each Ace through King in sequence and in suit on the Tableau pile scores three points.

Maximum possible score: 100

3.20.5. Strategy

Mining for diamonds is hard work. Keep in mind that not all diamonds are worth the same. Don't forget to clean up after yourself and put the other suits in order.