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King's Way solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< King Albert | Kingsdown Eights >>

Goal: Play all cards except kings to the discard pile.

The 8 piles of the layout each begin with a king. The kings remain where they are. The goal is to remove all cards covering them, leaving each 'King's Way' free.

Turn over one card at a time from the deck, and build onto the top card up or down in alternating suit color from the 8 piles of the layout.

If an ace is turned over from the deck, you can build onto it, or move it aside. Aces from the layout can only be built. They cannot be set aside.

One redeal is allowed, but not all cards in the discard pile are returned to the deck; only as many cards as there are aces set aside.

This is like a 2-deck variation of the popular game Golf. It adds an interesting feature though, by allowing you to set aside aces when you can't build onto them, enabling more cards to be redealt.

As David Parlett observes, it might have been nice to be able to set queens aside as well, since just like aces, there is only one rank that can build onto them.

Note that David Parlett initially describes the dealt layout properly, but then goes on to say that only one row is dealt face down rather than one row face up; surely an accident.

Rules source: The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

King's Way solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for King's Way in Solitaire Forever II.

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