Maze solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Martha | Microbe >>
Goal: Arrange the cards into 4 same-suit sequences from ace to queen. Each card in sequence with the previous card is scored.
An entire deck of cards is dealt into a 9x6 grid, with the end of the first 2 rows left empty. The kings are removed, resulting in a total of 6 empty gaps.
To play a card into a gap it must rank one higher than the card before it and match the same suit, or rank one lower than the card after it and match the same suit. Rows are continuous. The end of one row continues to the start of the next, with the last row continuing to the first.
Aces are placed after queens, regardless of suit. The reverse, however, does not apply. Queens are not placed before aces.
Fans of Gaps may like the similar style game play. The rules are simple, but some skill is usually required for a winning game.
George A. Bonaventure adds a redeal, in the same fashion as Montana, a variation of Gaps. All cards not in sequence and the removed kings are shuffled and redealt, then the kings are removed again.
Rules source: Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 2 layouts for Maze in Solitaire Forever II.
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