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Alhambra solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Alaska | Alhambra Palace >>

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.

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.

2 redeals are allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck.

Variations: Alhambra Palace, Granada, Reinforcements

This combines traditional building of foundation piles with building on the waste pile a'la Golf.

When a pile in the layout reaches its last card, it's usually best left there until it can play directly to the foundations. It will remain available for the remainder of the game, whereas building it onto the waste will only bury it until the next redeal.

Rules source: The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames

Alhambra solitaire
This is one of 7 layouts for Alhambra in Solitaire Forever II.

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