Easthaven solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Eagle Wing | Eight Away >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 7 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. You can move a group of cards if they match the build sequence. Empty piles can be filled with a king.
Each time you are done making moves, deal one new card to the top of each pile.
Also known as: Aces Up
Easthaven in its earliest days was known as Aces Up, but today there is an unrelated game by that name.
This game bears similarities to Klondike, Westcliff, Blind Alleys, Agnes Sorel, and Miss Milligan. It would be tough to call it a variation of any of them.
George A. Bonaventure deals the aces to get started, which may be why it was named Aces Up. He also states that the aces can be left in the deck to increase the difficulty, which is the common rule today. Descriptions under the name Aces Up only allowed one card to move at a time. Moving sequences is a rule borrowed from Westcliff.
David Parlett has the names and the rules mixed up a bit between this game and Westcliff, but the latter has a waste pile, 3 more piles in the layout, and allows anything into empty spaces.
Rules source: Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (Aces Up) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops (Aces Up) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith
This is one of 6 layouts for Easthaven in Solitaire Forever II.
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