Eight Away solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Easthaven | Eight Off >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
The 8 cells can hold one card each, used to help move cards around.
The first pile of the layout is dealt a king. Dealing continues to the same pile until another king is reached, which begins the next pile. Therefore a random number of cards is dealt to each pile.
Build the 8 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Empty piles are not filled.
You can move an entire sequence of cards together. To move a partial sequence, you can only move one card at a time. As a time-saver you can move an additional card for every empty cell, since multiple moves would allow it.
This is very much a 2-deck version of Eight Off. The initial deal is different, and of course more room is required for 2 decks of cards. The layout builds by alternating suit color rather than matching suits.
This game has the unusual rule of allowing you to move an entire sequence without the aid of empty cells. It's a definite bonus when you're trying to release cards in a long pile.
Rules source: Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 5 layouts for Eight Away in Solitaire Forever II.
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