Missing Link solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Miss Milligan | Montana >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
One card is set aside face down. It can not be turned up until the deck has been depleted.
7 waste piles are each dealt a card to begin. Turn up one card at a time from the deck and play it to any waste pile, regardless of rank or suit.
Once placed, cards can not be moved except to the ace piles, with one exception. An empty space may be filled with any available card.
Also known as: Blind, Last Chance, Mystery
Variation of: Lady Betty (Sir Tommy)
Difference: There are 7 waste piles rather than 6, and each is dealt a card. Spaces can be filled with any available card. One card is set aside face down (the 'missing link'), not used until the deck is empty.
You can be facing an awkward start, depending on which cards are dealt to begin the waste piles. Unlike other Sir Tommy style games though, you can still win when a card is buried by a higher card of the same suit. You can release it if you have an empty space.
When the deck has been played out, you have one 'last chance' for victory by turning up the card that was set aside at the start.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 3rd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart (Blind) ~ Solitaire, C. C. Brock ~ Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood (Last Chance) ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett [wastes begin empty]
This is one of 4 layouts for Missing Link in Solitaire Forever II.
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