Block Ten

Block Ten

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1 Deck.  Hard (5%).  All Luck.

 

Object

To discard all the cards in pairs.

 

Layout

9 tableau piles - the top card is available for play.  Pair up cards that have ranks that add to 10 (Ace-9, 2-8, 3-7, 4-6, 5-5).  Jacks, Queens, and Kings are paired together (J-J, Q-Q, K-K).  Tens cannot be paired and block any further play.  Spaces are automatically filled from the stock.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt face up to each pile.

 

stock (face down, left) - fills spaces in the tableau.

 

waste (far right)  - Where paired cards go out of play.

 

History

Block Ten is a variation of Simple Pairs.  Since when Tens appear they reduce the number of available piles, it is difficult to win.

 

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