Congress solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Colorado | Contradance >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 8 piles of the layout down in any suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles are filled from the deck.
Turn over 1 card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Also known as: Parliament, President's Cabinet
A different game also named Congress has come to be known as Senate.
This is like Diplomat with 1 card dealt to each pile rather than 4. There are no buried cards, but empty spaces won't help to move cards.
Miss Whitmore Jones says to leave room for the aces, but it's open to interpretation whether or not she deals them. The diagram shows all 8, but Douglas Brown appears to have the only description that deals them. He leaves them undealt in a variation named Parliament.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Solitaire, C. C. Brock ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 7 layouts for Congress in Solitaire Forever II.
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