Forty Thieves

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2 Decks.  Hard (10%).  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

8 foundation piles (across top) - build up in suit from Ace to King.

 

10 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down in suit.  Only one card at a time may be moved. Spaces may be filled by any card.  At the start of the game 4 cards are dealt to each pile.

 

stock (top left, face down) - turn over 1 card at a time to the waste by clicking.  No redeals.

 

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

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

Tips

Try to get a space in the tableau as quickly as possible.

 

History

This is a classic solitaire game that probably dates back to the nineteenth century.  It is known by many names, such as Napoleon at St. Helena, Big Forty, Roosevelt at San Juan, and Le Cadran.  It has many variations, most of which are easier to win, since this game is very challenging.

 

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Rank and File

Limited

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