Forty and Eight solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Fortune's Favor | Forty Buccaneers >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 8 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Empty piles can be filled with any card.
You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.
Turn over one 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: Forty Thieves
Difference: The layout holds 8 piles of 5 cards each, rather than 10 piles of 4. You get a redeal.
This also has its own variation: Lower 48
Douglas Brown does not include the redeal. SolSuite, King Sol, and BVS follow his rules. With fewer piles and more cards to unbury it can take a while to create empty spaces to work with, so the redeal is included here.
Rules source: 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ PySol Solitaire ~ Polymorphic Solitaire, Jan Wolter ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames ~ King Sol, Rapture Technologies ~ BVS Solitaire Collection, BVS Development
This is one of 6 layouts for Forty and Eight in Solitaire Forever II.
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