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Monte Carlo

Screen shot of the game Monte Carlo from Pretty Good Solitaire.

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Monte Carlo is a classic game of solitaire. At the start of the game, 25 cards are dealt in five rows of five. The rest of the cards form a stock.

To play, discard pairs of cards of the same rank (for example, two Jacks) that are adjacent to each other, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

How to Play

When all available pairs are discarded, clicking the fill button moves the remaining cards up into the spaces and deals new cards to the empty piles. When the cards are moved up, they are moved leftward in the rows. If a card moves up a row, it moves to the right end of the row above. This puts all of the empty spaces at the bottom of the layout. These spaces are then filled by new cards from the stock.

The objective is to pair up all the cards and empty the layout.

Since the cards at the top of the layout will only move if you remove pairs that are ahead of them, a good strategy is to start looking for pairs at the top and work your way down. Pairs found at the bottom won't have as much effect on the overall layout as pairs at the top.

An average player wins Monte Carlo only 40% of the time, but with best play the game can be won most of the time.

Monte Carlo is one of the 850 games in Pretty Good Solitaire.

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