Blondes and Brunettes solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Blonde and Brunette | Brigade >>
Goal: One card is dealt to determine the starting rank for the 'foundation' piles. Move out the other 7 cards of the same rank when you can, and build them up to piles of 13 cards in alternating suit color. Aces play onto kings.
10 cards are set aside as the 'reserve', with the top card available for play only to the foundation piles.
Build the 9 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Kings play onto aces. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles are filled from the deck.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Also known as: Brunette and Blonde
Variation of: Queen of Italy
Difference: A dealt card determines the starting rank of the foundations rather than letting the player choose from 4 cards. The reserve is dealt 10 cards rather than 11.
This variation is the same as Falling Star, but with one less card in the reserve. Wood is the same, except with 8 piles in the layout rather than 9 (David Parlett has it in reverse).
Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience - Second Series, Dick and Fitzgerald (Brunette and Blonde) ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (Brunette and Blonde) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry
This is one of 6 layouts for Blondes and Brunettes in Solitaire Forever II.
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