Brigade solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Blondes and Brunettes | Bristol >>
Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in same suit.
13 cards are set aside face-up as the 'reserve', with every individual card available for play.
Build the 7 piles of the layout down regardless of 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.
A grace move is permitted one time only, allowing you to move one top card from the layout onto a card in the reserve that is one rank higher.
Variation of: Flower Garden
Difference: The layout contains 7 piles of 5 cards each, rather than 6 piles of 6. The reserve holds 13 cards rather than 16. The aces are dealt. A grace move is permitted once, allowing you to play a card onto any card in the reserve that is one rank higher.
George A. Bonaventure neglects to mention the grace move, and it is left out of most modern implementations. It's an odd sort of rule, but it can sometimes make the difference between a win and a loss. David Parlett allows the grace move to build one rank lower or higher.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 3rd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 4 layouts for Brigade in Solitaire Forever II.
Back to top