American Toad solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Alternate | Auld Lang Syne >>
Goal: One card is dealt to determine the starting rank for the 'foundation' piles. Move out the other 7 when you can, and build them up to piles of 13 cards each in the same suit. Aces play onto kings.
20 cards are set aside as the 'reserve', with the top card turned up and available for play.
Build the 8 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Only entire piles may be moved onto other piles. You can't move a partial pile. Kings play onto aces.
Empty piles are filled immediately from the reserve. If the reserve is empty, then empty piles may be filled from the deck.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
One redeal is allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck.
Also known as: The Toad
Variation of: Double Canfield (Canfield)
Difference: There are 8 piles in the layout rather than 5. The reserve holds 20 cards rather than 13. The layout is built by matching suits rather than by alternating suit color. The deck turns up 1 card at a time rather than 3. You only get one redeal.
Rules source: Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood (The Toad) ~ Wikipedia ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames
This is one of 6 layouts for American Toad in Solitaire Forever II.
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