Faerie Queen solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Exiled Kings | Falling Star >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to queen in any suit.
The first pile of the layout is dealt a king. Turn up 1 card at a time from the deck, playing it if you can, or adding it to the king pile. If a king turns up, it is used to begin a new pile.
The top card of each pile is available for building onto the aces.
Building within the layout does not begin until the deck has been depleted. At that point, piles are built down in any suit. You can only move one card at a time.
An exposed king is treated like an empty space, allowing any card onto it.
A winning game shows rows of queens and kings.
Variation of: Salic Law
Difference: The queens are not moved out. The aces are built up to queen rather than jack. Once the deck has been depleted, building begins within the layout.
This game is likely a spinoff of "Spencer's Fairie Queen", described by Lady Cadogan. It only moves out the aces during dealing, without building on them until the deck has been depleted. The aces are also built by matching suit. It would be a very difficult game to win.
David Parlett describes Faerie Queen following the same rules as Lady Cadogan's game.
Rules source: The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr.
This is one of 5 layouts for Faerie Queen in Solitaire Forever II.
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