Tarantella

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2 Decks.  Easy (75%).  Mostly Skill.

 

Object

To move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Layout

4 foundation piles (top right, starting with Aces) - build up in color from Ace to King, back to Ace to King again, until each pile contains 26 cards.  At the start of the game an Ace of each suit is dealt here.

 

10 tableau piles (below foundations) - Build down by alternate color, wrapping from Ace to King as necessary.  Groups of cards in sequence down by alternate color may be moved as a unit.  Spaces may be filled by any card or legal sequence of cards.  At the start of the game 5 cards are dealt to each pile, in the first and 10th piles, the top card is face up, in the 2nd and 9th piles 2 cards are face up, in the 3rd and 8th piles 3 cards are face up, in the 4th and 7th piles 4 cards are face up, and in the 5th and 6th piles all the cards are face up.

 

reserve - (left of foundations) - top card is available for play on the foundations or tableau.  At the start of the game 10 cards are dealt to this pile.

 

stock (left of reserve) - deals 1 card to each tableau pile by clicking.

 

Options

AutoPlay

 

History

Tarantella has some elements of Klondike, Spider, and Blondes and Brunettes.  It is named after an Italian dance that is supposed to be like being bitten by a Tarantula.  It was invented by Thomas Warfield.

 

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