St Helena

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2 Decks. Hard (30%). Skill/Luck balanced.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



8 foundation piles (in center box) - build top 4 down in suit from King to Ace (King-foundations) and bottom 4 up in suit from Ace to King (Ace-foundations).  At the start of the game an Ace and King of each suit is dealt here.  See building restriction note below.


12 tableau piles (around foundations) - build up or down regardless of suit (no wrapping).  The top card is available for play on the foundations (see building restriction below) or another tableau pile.  Only one card at a time may be moved.  Empty piles are not filled.  At the start of the game 8 cards are dealt face up to each pile (only the top card can be seen).


redeal indicator (top left, no cards with green) - click to redeal the cards.  There are two redeals.  (redeals in this game cannot be Undone).



The top card of each tableau pile is available for play on the foundations, with one exception: until the first redeal, cards from the piles above the King-foundations can only be played to the King-foundations, and cards from the piles below the Ace-foundations can only be played to the Ace-foundations.  Cards from the sides can be played anywhere, and after the first redeal, cards from any tableau pile can be played to any foundation.


In a redeal the cards are not shuffled.  Rather, each tableau pile is picked up in counter-clockwise order, and then the cards are dealt back to each pile clockwise.  You cannot undo a redeal.



St. Helena is a classic solitaire game known by many other names, such as Napoleon's Favorite or Washington's Favorite.


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