Five Piles

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1 Deck.  Hard (4%).  Skill/Luck balanced.

 

Object

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

 

Layout

5 Piles (surprise!) - discard pairs of cards that add to 13, Kings singly.  The top card of each pile is available.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt to each pile.

 

stock (far right, face down) - clicking deals 1 card to each of the 5 piles.

 

Notes

Any pair of cards whose values add to 13 can be discarded.  The valid pairs are Queen-Ace, Jack-Two, 10-3, 9-4, 8-5, 7-6.  Kings are discarded singly.  To discards Kings, simply click on them.  When all possible pairs are discarded, deal another set of 5 cards onto the piles by clicking on the Stock.

 

The last 2 cards in the stock form their own piles and can be discarded with cards from any of the 5 piles.

 

The game will inform you if you win, or if you have no more possible moves.

 

History

5 Piles is an easy game to play, but fairly difficult to win.  It is also known as Baroness.

 

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