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

Goal: An ace, two, three, and four are set out for display. A two, four, six, and eight are set out next to them. Build them up to king in any suit. Each pile builds in steps equal to the 'display' card, from 1 to 4, wrapping from king back to ace as necessary. The next card in each pile is the sum of the 2 cards showing. Jacks, Queens, and kings count as 11, 12, and 13.

A: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K
2: 4 6 8 10 Q A 3 5 7 9 J K
3: 6 9 Q 2 5 8 J A 4 7 10 K
4: 8 Q 3 7 J 2 6 10 A 5 9 K

Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card when you can.

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

Also known as: (The) Fairest, Four Kings, Musical, Plus Belle, Quadruple Alliance

This is much like Calculation with 1 waste pile rather than 4, and 2 redeals to compensate. It relies more on luck, but some skill can still change the final outcome.

Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald (The Four Kings) ~ The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman (The Fairest, No. 1) ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney (Musical) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. (Four Kings) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Musical) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

Betsy Ross solitaire
This is one of 6 layouts for Betsy Ross in Solitaire Forever II.

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