Accordion solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Above and Below | Aces Up >>
Goal: Consolidate the entire deck into a single pile.
Turn up cards from the deck one at a time into one continuous spread, performing moves along the way.
Move any card to the card below it or to 3 cards below it, if they match the same rank or the same suit.
Also known as: Idle Year, Methuselah, Tower of Babel
This is a very difficult game to win. Sheila Anne Barry and Alfred Sheinwold both agree that you should consider it a victory to reduce the layout to a 5-card spread or less. Try to plan ahead which 4 cards will be the last to play.
Rules source: Games of Patience, Tarbart (The Idle Year) ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (The Idle Year) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops (Idle Year) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 6 layouts for Accordion in Solitaire Forever II.
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