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House in the Wood solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Herring-Bone | House on the Hill >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 35 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles can not be filled.

Also known as: Double Fan

Variations: House on the Hill

This is much like a 2-deck version of La Belle Lucie, or Fan. Many newer descriptions build the layout both up and down, which was likely copied from House on the Hill by accident. Morehead & Mott-Smith were the first, and it caught on.

Some older descriptions deal the last 2 cards each into their own pile rather than dealing both into the same pile.

Rules source: Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

House in the Wood solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for House in the Wood in Solitaire Forever II.

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