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Busy Aces solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Buffalo Bill | Calculation >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 12 piles of the layout down in the same suit. You can only move one card at a time. Empty piles can only be filled from the deck.

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

It may seem frustrating not being able to move more than a single card, nor being able to use empty spaces to help move sequences, but you can still put the odds of winning in your favor by carefully choosing which cards go into empty spaces.

Aside from the standard layout, the rules of this game are almost identical to Courtyard. Courtyard fills spaces from the deck right away, without giving you a choice. Courtyard also spreads out the piles to let you see the buried cards.

It's open to interpretation whether the deck fills spaces immediately or at your leisure, but if it was immediate, the rules really would match Courtyard. Some modern implementations have opted to let you fill spaces from anywhere.

Rules source: 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 ~ Solavant Solitaire, Smallware

Busy Aces solitaire
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