Osmotic Cell

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1 Deck.  Very Easy (>99%).  Skill.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



4 foundation piles (top right) - build up in suit from Ace to King.  On the first (leftmost) foundation pile, the next card of the same suit as the first card may be played.  On the next (to the right) foundations, only cards where a card of the same rank has already been played to the foundation immediately to the left may be played.  This means that an Ace cannot be played to the 2nd pile until an Ace is played to the 1st.  Similarly, a Four cannot be played to the 2nd pile until a Four is played to the 1st, and so on.


4 cells (top left) - storage locations for cards.  Only 1 card allowed in each cell.


8 tableau piles (below foundations and cells) - build down by alternate color.  Move groups of cards if they are in sequence down by alternate color and if there are enough free cells that the cards could be moved individually.  Spaces can be filled by any card or legal group of cards.  At the start of the game 7 cards are dealt face up to the leftmost 4 piles, 6 cards are dealt face up to the remaining piles.






Groups of cards in the tableau can only be moved as a group if there are a sufficient number of empty cells available to store the cards individually.  The ability to move cards as a group is only a shortcut to moving the group one card at a time.


Foundation building is similar to the game Osmosis.  You can only play cards to a foundation pile if the pile immediately to the left has already been built up to that rank.  For example, suppose that the first foundation pile is played up to the 6 .  Suppose the next pile has Spades.  The next pile can only then be played to the 6 until the 7 is played to the first pile, allowing the 7 to be played.  The effect is that the ranks filter down through the foundations by "osmosis".



Osmotic Cell is a cross between FreeCell and Osmosis.  It was invented by Thomas Warfield.


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