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Nestor solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Nationale | New York >>

Goal: Discard all cards in matching pairs.

8 piles are dealt 6 cards each, all face up. The last 4 cards are set aside, all available for play.

No pile will be dealt the same rank more than once.

Move any exposed card to another card if their ranks are the same. The two cards are discarded.

Also known as: Matrimony

Variations: Vertical

Some descriptions offer an alternate rule that leaves the last 4 cards in the deck, and turns them over one at a time. Some form a waste pile, and others state that each card must be played before turning over another.

Rules source: Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Le Livre Illustre des Patiences, Comtesse de Blanccoeur ~ The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman ~ Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood ~ Thirty-One Patience Games, Tom King (Vertical) ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

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