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Canfield solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Calculation | Canfield (Relaxed) >>

Goal: One card is dealt to determine the starting rank for the 'foundation' piles. Move out the other 3 when you can, and build them up to piles of 13 cards each in the same suit. Aces play onto kings.

13 cards are set aside as the 'reserve', with the top card turned up and available for play.

Build the 4 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Only entire piles may be moved onto other piles. You can't move a partial pile. Kings play onto aces.

Empty piles are filled immediately from the reserve. If the reserve is empty, then empty piles may be filled from the deck.

Turn over 3 cards at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.

Redeal as often as you wish, returning the waste pile back to the deck.

Also known as: Demon, Devil's Own, Fascination, Thirteen

Variations: American Toad, Canfield (Relaxed), Chameleon, Double Canfield, Rainbow, Selective Canfield, Storehouse, Superior Canfield, Variegated Canfield

Originally named 'Demon', this newer name originates from Canfield Casino, a celebrated gaming house in Saratoga Springs, NY during the 1890s, owned by Richard A. Canfield.

Some modern descriptions also allow moving the top card of a pile, but in older descriptions, that is for moving to the foundations.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 3rd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones (Demon) ~ Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood (Demon) ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (Fascination) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton (Demon) ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (Devil's Own) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey (Demon) ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold (Demon)

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

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