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Maria solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Marechal Saxe | Martha >>

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

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.

Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.

Also known as: Maria Luisa

Variation of: Forty Thieves

Difference: The layout has 9 piles rather than 10, built by alternating suit color rather than matching suits.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 4th Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ 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. ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (Maria Luisa) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

Maria solitaire
This is one of 6 layouts for Maria in Solitaire Forever II.

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