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Beleaguered Castle solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Batsford | Betsy Ross >>

Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 8 piles of the layout down in any suit. Empty piles can be filled with any card.

You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.

Also known as: Laying Siege, Sham Battle

Variations: Citadel, Exiled Kings, Penelope's Web, Siegecraft, Streets and Alleys

A win greatly depends on being able to create empty spaces to maneuvere cards. Siegecraft adds a cell to move out a single card. Citadel plays cards to the ace piles during the deal. Penelope's Web is nearly impossible to win.

Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

Beleaguered Castle solitaire
This is one of 6 layouts for Beleaguered Castle in Solitaire Forever II.

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