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La Nivernaise solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< La Belle Lucie | Lady Betty >>

Goal: Move out an ace of each suit when you can and build them up to king in the same suit. Move out a king of each suit when you can and build them down to ace in the same suit.

8 cells are each dealt a card. These cards can be played onto the ace or king piles. Empty cells can be filled by any top card from the 6 piles of the layout.

The 6 piles of the layout are each dealt 4 cards, with only the top card visible. There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile can be played to empty cells, the aces, or the kings. Empty piles are dealt 4 new cards from the deck.

Each time you are done making moves, deal 4 new cards to the top of all 6 piles.

2 redeals are allowed. All cards from the 6 piles of the layout are gathered and redealt without shuffling.

Also known as: Napoleon's Flank, Nivernaise

Variations: Marechal Saxe, Nivernaise, Tournament

This game is commonly named with and without the 'La' at the start. Tournament is more popular, as it spreads out the cards in the layout.

Rules source: Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan [1 redeal] ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney (Nivernaise) ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops (Nivernaise) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith (Nivernaise) ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr.

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

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