Pitchfork

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1 Deck.  Hard (15%).  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

4 foundation piles (top right) - build up in suit from the rank of first card dealt to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary, until each pile contains 13 cards.

 

reserve (top left) - storage locations for cards.  Only the top card is available for play.  No building.  At the start of the game 8 cards are dealt here.

 

9 tableau piles (below foundations and reserve) - build down by alternate color. Only one card at a time can be moved.  Fill spaces with any card.  At the start of the game 8 cards are dealt face up to the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th piles, 4 cards are dealt face up to the 3rd and 7th piles, and 2 cards are dealt face up to the 4th and 6th piles.  The 5th pile is left empty.

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

History

Pitchfork is a harder variation of Haystack and Needle invented by Thomas Warfield.

 

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