Aces Up solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Accordion | Agnes Bernauer >>
Goal: Discard all cards except the aces.
4 cards are dealt to form the layout. Discard any card if another card of the same suit and a higher rank is showing and exposed. Aces rank high.
If any spaces are made, fill them with the top card from any other pile.
Each time you are done making moves, deal one new card to the top of each pile.
Also known as: Aces High, Down and Out, Drivel, Firing Squad, Four Aces, Idiot, Idiot's Delight
Easthaven is also known as Aces Up, but it is an unrelated game.
Douglas Brown lists this as a variation of a game named Discard. It's the same game, but aces are low. A win ends with 4 kings.
This is easy to play, but not so easy to win. If you do win, you will be left with all 4 aces showing. Older descriptions only allowed aces into empty spaces, making wins even more rare.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 5th Series, Miss Whitmore Jones (Drivel) ~ Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood (Down and Out) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. (Idiot's Delight) ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (Aces High) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry
This is one of 4 layouts for Aces Up in Solitaire Forever II.
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