Intelligence solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Indian + | Interregnum >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Any aces that come up during the deal or a redeal are moved out and replaced by another card.
Build the 18 piles of the layout up or down in the same suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved.
Empty piles are filled with 3 new cards from the deck. This is the only way to draw cards from the deck.
2 redeals are allowed. All cards not in an ace pile are gathered, shuffled, and redealt.
This is like a 2-deck variation of La Belle Lucie. Unlike its cousins, House in the Wood and House on the Hill, this still has only 18 piles in the layout. The undealt cards remain in the deck, used to fill empty spaces; another difference from other games of this type.
Though the ace piles all build up, the piles of the layout build down and up. Sequences built upward in the layout can't be reversed onto an ace pile, but building in both directions makes it easier to move cards around. You can eventually reverse a sequence onto another pile in the layout, or wait for a redeal to mix things up again.
Rules source: 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 ~ Collins Patience Card Games, Trevor Day and The Diagram Group
This is one of 4 layouts for Intelligence in Solitaire Forever II.
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