Five and Diamond

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1 Deck.  Hard (11%).  Mostly Luck.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



4 foundation piles (top right, arranged in a diamond shape) - build up in color from the rank of first card dealt to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary, until each pile contains 13 cards.  At the start of the game a card is dealt to the first pile (top).   The base cards for the other three (empty) piles will alternate colors and skip numbers until all four suits are represented.  For example, if the first card dealt is the 4 , a black 6 must be played on the left pile, the 8 played on the bottom pile, and a black 10 of the black suit different from the suit of the 6 played on the right pile. Base cards may be played in any order (for example, in the above scenario, the 10 ♠/♣ may be played BEFORE the 6 of ♣/♠ or the 8 ).


5 tableau piles (left) - Build down by twos in alternate color (i.e. a 3 could be played on a 5 ,  or a Queen on a Ace ), wrapping from Ace to King as necessary.  Groups of cards may be moved if they are in sequence. Spaces may be filled by any card.  At the start of the game 3 cards are dealt to each pile, 2 face down and 1 face up.


stock (top left, face down) - turn over one card at a time to the waste by clicking.  No redeals.


waste (next to stock) - top card always available for play on the foundations or tableau.






Five and Diamond is a variation on Canfield invented by Alex Bove.


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