Kingsdown Eights solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< King's Way | Klondike >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
The 8 piles of the layout are each dealt 1 card. Build piles 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.
The 8 piles of the 'reserve' are each dealt 4 cards. There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile can be played.
Each time you are done making moves, deal 4 new cards to the top of all 8 reserve piles.
As David Parlett states, the title "sounds like a cross between a dance and a horse race". It's an interesting game, showing you so many potentially available cards, yet keeping most out of reach unless you can unbury them.
Rules source: The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ BVS Solitaire Collection, BVS Development ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development
This is one of 4 layouts for Kingsdown Eights in Solitaire Forever II.
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