Frog (Open) solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Frog | Gaps >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in any suit.
13 cards are set aside face-up as the 'frog', with the top card available for play only to the ace piles. Any aces dealt to this pile are immediately moved out. If there are no aces, one ace is pulled from the deck.
Turn up one card at a time from the deck and play it if you can, or place it onto any of 5 waste piles, regardless of rank or suit. Once placed, cards can not be moved except to the ace piles.
Variation of: Frog
Difference: The 13 cards in the 'frog' are all dealt face up and spread out.
By allowing you to see the buried cards in the frog, this variation gives you better ability to plan ahead.
The original rules form a stack so that you can only see the top card. It seems a bit silly, since you are supposed to look through them first to pull out any aces. They may as well remain visible.
Rules source: Invented by Michael Sedore
This is one of 6 layouts for Frog (Open) in Solitaire Forever II.
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