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Alternate solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Ali Baba | American Toad >>

Goal: The 2 red aces and the 2 black kings are set out. Build the aces up to king in alternating suit color. Build the kings down to ace in alternating suit color.

Turn up one card at a time from the deck and play it if you can, or place it onto any of 4 waste piles, regardless of rank or suit. Once placed, cards can not be moved except to the ace or king piles.

One redeal is allowed, returning the waste piles back to the deck unshuffled.

This is similar to Sir Tommy, but less flexible in the building rules. Strategic placing of cards to the waste piles requires more thought, since you need to plan for building both up and down. The addition of a redeal eases the extra burden.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 3rd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone (2 redeals rather than 1)

Alternate solitaire
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