Countess

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1 Deck.  Easy (75%).  Skill/luck balanced.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations

 

Layout

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

 

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

 

stock (top left, face down) - turn over 3 cards at a time to the waste by clicking during the first deal, 2 cards at a time during the 2nd deal, and 1 card at a time during the last deal.  Two redeals.

 

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

 

4 reserve piles (left of tableau) - top card available for play on the foundations or tableau.  At the start of the game 3 cards are dealt face up to each pile.

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

History

Countess is a variation of Dutchess invented by Thomas Warfield.

 

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