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Duchess of Luynes solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Doublets | Dutchess >>

Goal: Move out an ace of each suit when you can and build them up to king in the same suit. Move out a king of each suit when you can and build them down to ace in the same suit.

Deal a card from the deck to each of 4 piles, plus 2 more cards to a waste.

There is no building on the piles, but the top cards are available for play to the ace and king piles.

Repeat until the deck is depleted. The cards in the waste are spread out, and all become available for play to the ace and king piles.

3 redeals are allowed. When no more moves can be made, return all 4 piles and the waste to the deck. On the last redeal, cards are no longer played to the waste.

Also known as: One to Six

Variation of: Grand Duchess

Difference: The cards are dealt to the waste face up rather than face down, with the top card available for play.

Duchess of Luynes is typically listed as an alternate name for Grand Duchess, but as described by Miss Whitmore Jones, there is a difference. She gives the name "One to Six" also.

Grand Duchess isn't won often, but victory is a bit more frequent here, where waste cards have more opportunity to be played out.

Miss Jones does not omit the waste during the last redeal, but Mrs. Cheney does. Either Miss Jones forgot to mention it, or Mrs. Cheney copied the rule from Grand Duchess.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 2nd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney ~ Solitaire, C. C. Brock (One to Six)

Duchess of Luynes solitaire
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