First Law

Written by Rosanna Yuen

3.28.1. Setup

Type of Deck Standard Deck
Stock Top left pile. All cards are placed here in beginning. When emptied, cards are brought back from Tableau and put back in the Stock.
Tableau Four piles on the right. Each deal from Stock will deal one card to each Tableau pile.

3.28.2. Goal

Remove all cards.

3.28.3. Rules

Clicking on the Stock will deal one card to each of the Tableau piles. If any of the cards showing in the Tableau are of the same rank, move the others on to the leftmost of the like cards. Empty piles can only be filled by an ensuing deal from Stock.

If at any point, all four cards showing are the same rank, they are removed.

When Stock is empty, the Tableau piles are gathered, right pile on left, and placed back into stock. The first card dealt will always be the first card dealt until it is removed. There are unlimited redeals.

3.28.4. Scoring

Each set of four cards removed scores one point.

Maximum possible score: 13

3.28.5. Strategy

Don't forget to use the brakes! This game might never end unless you decide carefully whether or not to make a move.