Rank and File

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2 Decks.  Easy (80%).  Skill/Luck balanced.

 

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 by alternate color.   Groups of cards can be moved if they are in sequence down by alternate color.  Spaces are filled by any card.  At the start of the game 4 cards are dealt to each pile, 3 face down and 1 face up.

 

stock (top left) - 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.

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

History

Rank and File is one of the classic variations on Forty Thieves.  The differences are that 3 of the 4 cards in the original tableau are dealt face down, the tableau are built down by alternate color instead of down in suit, and groups of cards forming a sequence down by alternate color can be moved as a unit.  Rank and File is also very similar to Number Ten.

 

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