German Patience solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< General's Patience | German Patience (Relaxed) >>
Goal: Form eight 13-card sequences in the layout that build up in rank regardless of suit, each starting with any card. Aces play onto kings.
Build the 8 piles of the layout up in any suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles are filled from the deck.
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. At this point you can no longer discard to a waste pile. Only the top card can be played. The game ends if it can not be played.
Variations: German Patience (Relaxed)
Miss Whitmore Jones states that there is no redeal, but that you are permitted "the turn of the card" at the end. It's unclear what that means exactly, but Mr. Pritchard has a good interpretation. Some say you can expose just the bottom card of the waste, but he states that you return the entire waste, and continue to expose the next card so long as it can be played. In any case, this game is nearly impossible to win.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 4th Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard
This is one of 4 layouts for German Patience in Solitaire Forever II.
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