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1 Deck.  Very Easy (99%).  All Skill.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



4 foundation piles (across top) - build up in suit from Ace to King.  Other than Aces (which are moved here from the stock automatically when they appear), cards cannot be played here until the stock is empty.   When the stock is empty, cards are moved here from the tableau automatically.


8 tableau piles (below foundations) - cards are played here from the stock. Any card may be played to any pile.  Cards cannot be moved once placed.  Once all the cards are played the cards will be moved to the foundations automatically.


stock (top left, face up) - Top card is available for play on the tableau.  Aces, when they appear, are automatically moved to the foundations.  No redeals.



Play begins by moving cards from the stock to the tableau.  Each card may be put in any tableau pile.  To move the top card on the stock to a tableau pile, simply click on that pile, or drag and drop the card on the desired pile.  Aces are automatically moved to the foundations for you as they come up in the stock.


After all the cards in the stock have been moved to the tableau, the cards are then moved to the foundations in the following way:  Only the top card of each tableau pile is available.  The foundations are built up in suit from the Ace up to the King.  If at any time no card can be placed on the foundations, you lose.  


In effect, the entire game is played while placing the cards on the tableau.  If any card is placed on a tableau pile that contains a card of the same suit and lower value, the game will be lost.  This is almost entirely a game of skill.



Strategy is a more advanced version of Sir Tommy.  It was invented by Alfred Morehead and Geoffrey Mott-Smith.


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