Carpet solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Carlton | Castle of Indolence >>
Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.
20 cards are dealt into a 5x4 grid to form a 'carpet'. There is no building on these cards. All 20 cards are available for play onto the ace piles. Cards are replaced from the deck, to 'repair the holes'.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card when you can.
It may seem that decisions are never made, but you do have a choice when to play a card from the carpet to the ace piles. The card will be replaced from the deck, so you can wait for a low card to turn up on the waste. You can increase your odds of winning from good, to very high.
Basil Dalton doesn't set out the aces right away, and waits for them to become available.
Rules source: 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ 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 ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 6 layouts for Carpet in Solitaire Forever II.
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