Mount Olympus solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Morehead | Mrs. Mop >>
Goal: The 8 aces and the 8 twos are set out. Build the aces up to king in steps of 2 in the same suit. Build the twos up to queen in steps of 2 in the same suit.
Build the 9 piles of the layout down in steps of 2 in the same suit. You can move a group of cards that are in sequence. Empty piles are filled by a card from the deck.
Each time you are done making moves, deal one new card to the top of each pile.
The game is won with Greek gods and goddesses (kings and queens) displayed in Mount Olympus.
Variations: Great Pyramid
This gets its name from the layout, and because a winning game displays Greek gods and goddesses in Mount Olympus.
Originally you could only move the top card of piles, which can be a hindrance since empty spaces can't be used to move cards around. Descriptions in the 1940s started to allow entire sequences to be moved, and partial sequences soon after; the rule most used today.
Rules source: Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Dick's Games of Patience - Second Series, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 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 ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 5 layouts for Mount Olympus in Solitaire Forever II.
Back to top