Roman Patience

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2 Decks.  Medium (30%).  Mostly Skill.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



8 foundation piles (middle) - build up in suit from the rank of first card moved to the first pile, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary, until each pile contains 13 cards.


9 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down regardless of suit, wrapping from Ace to King if necessary.  Only the top card of each pile may be moved.  Spaces are filled automatically from the waste, or stock if the waste is empty.  At the start of the game 1 card is dealt to each pile.


reserve (top) - top card is available for play on the foundations only. At the start of the game 11 cards are dealt here.


stock (top left, face down) - turn over cards 1 at a time to the waste by clicking.  No redeals.


waste (next to stock) - top card is available for play.






The game begins by choosing a card to move to the first foundation pile.  The rank of this card becomes the base card for all the other

foundation piles.  This first move is very important.



Roman Patience is a variation of Signora invented by Thomas Warfield.


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