Queen Of Italy

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2 Decks.  Easy (90%). Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

8 foundation piles (middle) - build up in alternate color from the rank of first card moved to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary, until each pile contains 13 cards.

 

9 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down by alternate color.  Only the top card of each pile may be moved.  Spaces may be filled by any card not from the reserve.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt face up to the first 4 piles.  One of these cards is selected to be the foundation base card by moving it to the first foundation pile.  After a card is so moved 1 card is dealt face up to the remaining empty piles.

 

reserve (top) - top card is available for play on the foundations only.  At the start of the game 11 cards are dealt here.

 

stock (top left, face down) - turn over cards 1 at a time to the waste by clicking.  No redeals, except that when the stock is empty the waste may be turned over to form a new stock by clicking on the empty stock.  Cards may then then be played to the foundations or tableau until an unplayable card is reached (which ends the game).

 

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

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

History

Queen of Italy is a variation of Terrace.  There are two differences between Queen of Italy and Terrace which make Queen of Italy an easier game.  In Queen of Italy any card may be played to an empty tableau pile, and cards may be moved from the foundations back to the tableau.  These changes make it possible to win Queen of Italy most of the time.

 

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