Montana solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Missing Link | Monte Carlo >>
Goal: Form 4 same-suit sequences from two to king.
An entire deck of cards is dealt out in 4 rows of 13 cards each, and the aces are removed. Cards are played into the gaps left by the aces, leaving a new gaps in their place.
To play a card into a gap, it must rank one higher than the card to the left, and match the same suit. The start of a row can be filled with any deuce (two). You can not play to a gap after a king, as there is no next higher rank.
2 redeals are allowed. Cards that are not in sequence are gathered, shuffled, and redealt. The aces are included, then pulled back out to become the new gaps.
Also known as: Blue Moon, Montana Aces, Station
Variation of: Gaps
Montana is often played identical to Gaps, merely taking on a different name. This variation changes the rules to add a bit more challenge. The redeal includes the 4 aces that were removed. They are removed again after the redeal, to randomize the locations of the gaps.
Rules source: A very old app for the Macintosh in its early years, simply named "Montana". ~ This site describes a variation named "Rangoon", and has details on multiple variations that have been gathered over a period of years:
This is one of 4 layouts for Montana in Solitaire Forever II.
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