Alhambra Palace solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Alhambra | Ali Baba >>
Goal: An ace and a king of each suit are set out. Build the aces up to king in the same suit. Build the kings down to ace in the same suit.
A layout of 8 piles is dealt, 4 cards to each pile. There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile can play to the foundations (aces and kings), or to the waste pile. Empty piles are dealt a new card from the deck.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, and build onto the top card up or down in the same suit from the 8 piles of the layout. Rank order wraps, so kings and aces can play onto each other. The top card is available to play to the foundations.
One redeal is allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck.
Variation of: Alhambra
Difference: Empty piles in the layout are dealt a new card from the deck. One redeal is given rather than 2.
Filling empty piles means that there will always be 8 cards available that don't need to wait to come up again during a redeal. This extra rule was borrowed from another variation, Reinforcements. It gives purpose to playing out the last card of a pile, and significantly increases the chances of winning; so much so, that one of the redeals is also removed.
Rules source: Invented by Michael Sedore
This is one of 7 layouts for Alhambra Palace in Solitaire Forever II.
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