Deuces solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Demon Fan | Dieppe >>
Aces rank highest in this game, above the kings.
Goal: All 4 deuces (twos) are set out. Build them up to king in same suit, then top them off with the ace.
Build the 10 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Kings play onto aces. 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.
One redeal is allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck.
Variation of: Square (Courtyard)
Difference: The deuces (twos) are dealt. There are 10 piles in the layout rather than 12. One redeal is allowed.
Square is sometimes listed as a variation of Deuces, but Square is the more conventional game of this type (including Napoleon's Square). This game varies by dealing the base cards, reducing the layout by 2 piles, and allowing a redeal.
Morehead & Mott-Smith allow sequences to be moved, and omit the redeal. David Parlett allows sequences to be moved, and adds another redeal.
Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience - Second Series, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ 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. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 7 layouts for Deuces in Solitaire Forever II.
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