Fifteen Puzzle

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1 Deck.  Medium (80%).  Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards of each rank to the same pile, so that there are 13 piles of 4 cards of the same rank.

 

Layout

15 tableau piles (2 begin empty) - Cards may be played on other cards of the same rank.  At most 4 cards are allowed in any pile.  Empty piles may be filled by any card.  At the start of the game 4 cards are dealt face up to 13 of the piles.

 

Notes

Cards may be played on other cards of the same rank.  For example, if the top card of a pile is a Three, another Three can be played on top of it.  The object is to move the cards so that there are 13 piles of 4 cards of the same rank, that is, one pile of 4 Kings, one pile of 4 Queens, and so on.

 

History

This game is named after a small plastic game consisting of numbers that slid around.  The numbers would be all jumbled up and the object was to put them in order.  This game is sort of a card game version of that game, which was very popular 30-40 years ago.

 

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