Fifteens

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1 Deck.  Easy (95%).  Mostly Luck.

 

Object

To discard all the cards.

 

Layout

16 tableau piles - the top card is available for play.  Discard sets of cards that have ranks that add to 15. Tens, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are discarded as a set (10-J-Q-K).  Spaces are automatically filled from the stock.   To discard a set of cards, move each card to the reserve pile in the lower left.  When a 10-J-Q-K set is formed, or when cards of rank 9 or under add to 15, the cards are automatically discarded to the waste pile.   Any number of cards of rank 9 or under can be used to make a set that adds to 15.  As a shortcut, pairs of cards that add to 15 (9-6, 8-7) can be discarded by dropping one on the other.  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.

 

reserve (lower left) - where sets of cards are formed.

 

Valid Discards

10-Jack-Queen-King, any number of cards of rank 9 or less that add to 15

 

History

Fifteens is a classic game of addition.

 

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