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La Belle Lucie solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Klondike Territory | La Nivernaise >>

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

Build the 18 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.

2 redeals are allowed. All cards still in the layout are gathered, shuffled, and redealt.

After the final redeal a grace move is given, allowing one buried card to be moved.

Also known as: Alexander the Great, Clover Leaf, Fair Lucy, Midnight Oil, The Fan, Three Shuffles and a Draw

Variations: Fan, Scotch Patience, Super Flower Garden, Trefoil

It can be frustrating trying to free cards buried by a higher rank of the same suit. Cards often stay buried until a redeal, or the invaluable grace move. Some descriptions omit the grace move, or include it only in Three Shuffles and a Draw.

Rules source: Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones (Fair Lucy) ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

La Belle Lucie solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for La Belle Lucie in Solitaire Forever II.

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