Exit

Exit

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1 Deck.  Medium (20%).  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To pair up all the cards and move them to the waste pile.

 

Layout

10 tableau piles (left) - the top card is available for play.  Pair up cards whose ranks add to 11 (pairs are A-10, 2-9, 3-8, 7-4, 5-6).  Pair Queens with Kings as long as they are of different suits.  Pair Jacks together.  At the start of the game 5 cards are dealt face up to each pile.  If 3 Jacks are dealt to the same pile, the middle Jack is exchanged for the top card of the reserve.

 

reserve (right of tableau) - top card is available for play.  At the start of the game 2 cards are dealt face up to this pile.

 

waste pile - Where paired cards go out of play.

 

History

Exit was invented by David Parlett (see also Archway, Buffalo Bill, Black Hole, Curds and Whey, Penguin, and Striptease).