Indian Patience

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2 Decks.  Medium (50%).  Mostly Skill.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



8 foundation piles (across top) - build up in suit from Ace to King.


10 tableau piles (below foundations) -  build down in any suit but the same.  Only the top card of each pile may be moved.  When a face down card is exposed in the tableau, the card is turned face up and becomes a "protected" card.        Protected cards may only be moved to a foundation and no cards may be played upon them.  When a protected card is moved to a foundation, the empty space will be filled from the stock with one face down card and two more face up (for as long as the stock contains the cards to do so).  Protected cards remain protected until the stock is empty, then they become available for play on other tableau piles, and other cards may be played upon them.  After the stock is empty, spaces may be filled by any card.  At the start of the game 3 cards are dealt to each pile, 1 face down and 2 face up.


stock (top left) - turn over 1 card at a time to the waste pile by clicking.  No redeals.


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



Indian Patience is a variation of Indian, described by David Parlett.  It differs from Indian with the addition of "protected" cards, which adds more skill to the game and makes it harder to win.


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