Algerian Patience

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2 Decks.  Easy (98%).  Mostly Skill.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



8 foundation piles (top) - build first 4 up in suit from Ace to King, build last 4 down in suit from King to Ace. The first 4 piles start with an Ace of each suit, the last 4 piles start with a King of each suit.  The Kings are dealt at the start of the game, Aces are moved here as they become available.


8 tableau piles (below foundations) - build up or down by suit, wrapping Kings and Aces if necessary.  Only one card at a time may be moved.  Spaces are filled by any available card.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt to each pile.


6 reserve piles (bottom) - Top card is available for play on the foundations or tableau.  At the start of the game 6 cards are dealt to each pile.  When a reserve pile is completely empty, it may be used as a storage cell to store one card from the tableau.


stock (face down, top left) - clicking deals 2 cards to each reserve pile, except for the last time it deals 1 card to each tableau pile.






Algerian Patience is a rare game of unknown origin found in David Parlett's book "Teach Yourself Card Games for One".  Parlett's rules have been changed slightly to make the game come out.


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