Canfield

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1 Deck.  Medium (35%)  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

4 foundation piles (top right) - build up in suit from the rank of first card dealt to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary, until each pile contains 13 cards.

 

4 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down by alternate color.  Move groups of cards if they are in sequence down by alternate color.  Spaces are filled from the reserve if possible, then by any card.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt to each pile.

 

stock (top left, face down) - turn over 1 or 3 cards at a time, by clicking.  Unlimited redeals.

 

waste (next to stock) - Top card always available for play on the tableau or foundations.

 

reserve (left of tableau) - Top card always available for play on the tableau or foundations.  At the start of the game 13 cards are dealt here.

 

Options

Rules - selects whether 1 card or 3 cards at a time are turned over from the stock.  This option is set in the options menu.

 

AutoPlay

 

History

Canfield is named after the owner of a gambling salon in Saratoga in the 1890s, who sold decks of cards to customers for $50 and paid 5 dollars for each card played to the foundations during the game.  In England this game is called "Demon".  Mary Whitmore Jones in her 1899 book Games of Patience says that Demon (Canfield) "is by far the best game for one pack that has yet been invented."

 

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