Royal East

Written by Rosanna Yuen

3.63.1. Setup

Type of Deck Standard Deck
Stock Top left pile. The rest of the deck is placed here after dealing the Tableau. Cards are turned over one at a time to Waste. No redeals.
Waste To be taken from Stock. Top card available for play.
Foundation Four corner piles of three by three grid. Deal one card on to first Foundation pile. This card is now the base card. Build up in suit, playing Aces on Kings as necessary.
Tableau Deal one card face up on each of the five Tableau piles. These piles are the ones forming a cross in the three by three grid.

3.63.2. Goal

Move all cards to Foundation piles.

3.63.3. Rules

Cards in Tableau are built down regardless of suit. Kings can be placed on Aces. Cards can only be moved singly. Any available card can be played on an empty Tableau pile.

Each Foundation pile must be started with a card the same rank as the base card. Foundation piles are to be built up in suit from base card, playing Aces on top of Kings if necessary. Cards in Foundation piles are no longer in play.

Cards are flipped singly from Stock to Waste. Top card of Waste pile is always available for play. There are no redeals.

3.63.4. Scoring

Each card in Foundation piles scores one point.

Maximum possible score: 52

3.63.5. Strategy

Hidden treasures are wonderful things, but only if you know they are there. Keep track of what cards are in which piles as this information will probably come in handy.