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Courtyard solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Corona (Aces and Kings) | Crazy Quilt >>

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. 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.

Variations: Deuces, Square

Note that aside from the standard layout of the cards, the rules of this game are almost identical to Busy Aces. It also fills spaces from the deck, but at your discretion.

Quadrangle is a very similar game, which deals 3 cards to each pile rather than 1. It also deals a card to determine the base rank.

Morehead & Mott-Smith allow sequences to be moved, not just the top card.

Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ Solavant Solitaire, Smallware

Courtyard solitaire
This is one of 7 layouts for Courtyard in Solitaire Forever II.

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