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Monte Carlo solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Montana | Monte Carlo (5x4) >>

Goal: Discard all cards.

25 cards are dealt into a 5x5 grid.

Move any card to any adjacent card, diagonally also, if their ranks are the same. The two cards are discarded.

At any time, use the deck to fill empty spaces. The remaining cards of the layout are first consolidated, shifting left and up to close the gaps. Once the deck is exhausted, you can still tap the empty space to consolidate the layout.

Also known as: Doubles and Quits, Weddings

Variations: Monte Carlo (5x4), Monte Carlo Thirteens

A 5x5 layout is popular today, but the original design was a 5x4 layout.

Rules source: The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

Monte Carlo solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for Monte Carlo in Solitaire Forever II.

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