Princess Patience

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2 Decks.  Medium (20%).  Skill/Luck balanced.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations

 

Layout

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

 

32 tableau piles (left and right of foundations) -  build down in suit.  Only cards that have no cards between them and the foundations may be moved, although any card can be built upon.  Only the top card of each pile may be moved.  Spaces are filled by an available King or by the top card of the waste.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt face up to each pile.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Notes

In the tableau, only cards that have no cards between them and the foundations are available.  This means that at the start of the game only the cards in the innermost 8 tableau piles next to the foundations are available to be moved. When a card next to a foundation is moved, it then makes available the cards in the next pile over away from the foundations.   You can build on cards in any pile.

 

History

Princess Patience is an elaborate variation of Diplomat.

 

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