King Albert

Written by Rosanna Yuen

3.47.1. Setup

Type of Deck Standard Deck
Foundation Four piles on the top. Foundations are built up in both suit and sequence from Ace to King.
Reserve Seven piles on the right. One card is dealt face up on each Reserve pile at the start. There is no building on the Reserves. Empty Reserve piles can not be filled.
Tableau Nine piles of cards, with nine cards in the first pile, eight in the second, and so on to the one card in the last pile. These cards are dealt face down. The top card in every pile is then flipped up.

3.47.2. Goal

Move all cards to the Foundation piles.

3.47.3. Rules

Cards in the Tableau are built down by alternating color. Empty Tableau slots can be filled by any card or build of cards.

Cards in the Reserve can be played on to the Tableau or the Foundation. Empty Reserve piles cannot be filled.

Foundation piles are built up in suit from Ace to King. Cards in Foundation are still in play.

3.47.4. Scoring

Each card in the Foundation piles scores one point.

Maximum possible score: 52

3.47.5. Strategy

Remember that any card can be placed on an empty Tableau slot. Exposing new cards is the top priority in this game.