Rittenhouse

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2 Decks.  Medium (55%).  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

8 foundation piles (top) - build the first 4 piles up regardless of suit from Ace to King, build the last 4 piles down regardless of suit from Kings to Aces.  At the start of the game 4 Aces and 4 Kings (of any suit) are dealt here.

 

9 tableau piles (below foundations) - Build up or down regardless of suit.  Only 1 card at a time may be moved.  Spaces may be filled by any card.  The top card of each pile may be played to any other tableau pile, or the foundation pile directly above it.  Cards in the middle pile (with no foundation pile above it) can be played to any foundation pile.  All the cards are dealt face up to these piles.

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

Notes

During the initial deal if any card dealt to the tableau can be played on the foundation immediately above it, it is played there.  Also, during the game cards can only be played to a foundation pile from the tableau pile immediately below it (except for the center tableau pile, which can play cards to any foundation pile).

 

History

Rittenhouse was invented by Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding.