Blind Patience solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Blind Hookey | Blockade >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Cards are all dealt face down. Flip over exposed cards at your discretion. Peeking is allowed; undo if you prefer to leave it face down. Any face-up card can be played onto a face-down card.
Build the 10 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Empty piles can be filled with any card.
You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile and exposed face-down card doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
This game has an unusual rule that allows you to play onto face-down cards, meaning that a face-down card is treated like an empty space, but with the added option of flipping it up instead.
If you were to deal the top cards face up and remove the ability to play onto face-down cards, this would be Deauville.
Some describe Emperor as a variation, giving it the same ability to play onto a face-down card rather than turning it over. Early descriptions of that game sometimes have odd explanations that are open to interpretation.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 4th Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ King Sol, Rapture Technologies ~ BVS Solitaire Collection, BVS Development
This is one of 6 layouts for Blind Patience in Solitaire Forever II.
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