Written by Rosanna Yuen

3.23.1. Setup

Type of Deck Standard Deck
Stock Top left pile. Deck is placed here after dealing on to the Tableau.
Foundation Four piles top right. To be built up in suit from Ace to King.
Tableau Seven piles on the bottom. Deal two cards face down and one card face up for every pile.

3.23.2. Goal

Remove all cards.

3.23.3. Rules

The Tableau is built down by alternate color. Builds of cards in sequence and alternating color can be moved as a unit. Empty Tableau piles can be filled by Kings or builds starting with a King.

Any empty Tableau slots must be filled if possible before dealing more cards. Clicking on the Stock deals one card face up on to each Tableau pile. The last deal places one card face up on the first three piles. There are no redeals.

The Foundation is built up in suit from Ace to King. Cards in the Foundation are no longer in play.

3.23.4. Scoring

Each card placed on to a Foundation scores one point.

Maximum possible score: 52

3.23.5. Strategy

Move cards up to the Foundation when you can because the next deal may block it. However since cards in the Foundation are no longer in play, you may get stuck later needing that card. Hopefully this conundrum will be the most difficult one facing you today.