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Grandfather solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Grand Duchess | Grandfather's Clock >>

Goal: Move out an ace of each suit when you can and build them up to king in the same suit. Move out a king of each suit when you can and build them down to ace in the same suit.

A layout of 20 cards is dealt. All 20 cards are available for play onto the ace and king piles. Empty piles are filled from the deck.

Turn over 1 card at a time from the deck, playing to the ace or king piles if you can. The top card can be placed onto any pile in the layout, regardless of rank or suit. However, there is a 2-card limit. No card may be covered more than once.

1 redeal is allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck.

Also known as: Grandfather's, Grandfather's Patience

Variations: Grandmamma's

This game is like Colorado with a waste pile added. It's there because each card in the layout may only have one additional card placed on it. Not all cards can be played. A redeal is also added.

Helen L. Coops plays this game identical to Colorado with 2 redeals. Mrs. E. D. Cheney plays this game similar to Grandmamma's, with a limited number of cards set aside rather than a waste pile.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Solitaire, C. C. Brock ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames ~ Solavant Solitaire, Smallware (Grandfather's Patience)

Grandfather solitaire
This is one of 7 layouts for Grandfather in Solitaire Forever II.

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