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2 Decks.  Easy (85%).  Skill/Luck balanced.



To move all the cards to the foundations.



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


11 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down by alternate color.  Groups of cards may be moved if they are in sequence down by alternate color.  Empty piles can be filled by a King or a legal group of cards headed by a King.  At the start of the game 1 card is played on the first, 2 on the second, 3 on the 3rd, 4 on the 4th, 5 on the 5th, 6 on the 6th, 5 on the 7th, 4 on the 8th, 3 on the 9th, 2 on the 10th, and 1 on the 11th.  The top card only is face up.


stock (top left) - deals one card to each tableau pile (except any pile headed by a King).  No redeals.


reserve (beside stock) - storage for up to 3 cards, usable only after the stock is empty.  The card is available for play on the foundations or tableau.






After all cards in the stock pile have been played, players may take advantage of the empty space beside the stock pile called the reserve.  Any single card may be moved to the reserve, and the reserve may contain up to 3 cards at any one time.



Surprise is of German origin.


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