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King Albert solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Juvenile | King's Way >>

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

7 cards are set aside face-up as the 'Belgian Reserves', with every individual card available for play.

Build the 9 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Empty piles can be filled with any card.

You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.

Also known as: Idiot's Delight, Prince Albert

Variations: Raglan

Said to be named after Albert I of Belgium, this bears elements of Flower Garden and Klondike.

This is a favorite game to many. Henry Dudeney (born 1857), a renowned creator of mathematical puzzles, referred to this game as "the only patience game worth playing".

Rules source: A Second New Book of Patience Games, Ernest Bergholt ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ 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 ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone (Prince Albert) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

King Albert solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for King Albert in Solitaire Forever II.

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