Frog solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< FreeCell | Frog (Open) >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in any suit.
13 cards are set aside 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.
Also known as: Bull-Frog, Toad, Toad in the Hole
Variations: Fanny, Fly, Frog (Open)
This is like Sir Tommy with 2 decks and a 5th waste pile, with a dash of Canfield via the reserve (the 'frog').
Some descriptions replace any aces that are removed from the reserve with new cards, so that it always begins with 13 cards. Dick and Fitzgerald have the earliest description referenced here, published in 1883. They do not replace the aces.
Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney (The Toad) ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey (Toad in the Hole) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 6 layouts for Frog in Solitaire Forever II.
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