New York solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Nestor | Nivernaise >>
Goal: One card is dealt to determine the starting rank for the 'foundation' piles. Move out the other 7 when you can, and build them up to piles of 13 cards each in the same suit. Aces play onto kings.
Build the 8 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Kings play onto aces. Empty piles can only be filled from the deck or a waste pile.
Turn up one card at a time from the deck and play it if you can, or place it onto any of 3 waste piles, regardless of rank or suit. The top card of each waste pile is available for play.
Like the similar 1-deck game Bristol, David Parlett suggests spreading out the waste piles so that you don't have to try to memorize which cards have gone by. You can make better decisions based on where cards have been buried, and which ones are still in the deck.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 4th Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone (New York! New York!) ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames ~ Solavant Solitaire, Smallware
This is one of 6 layouts for New York in Solitaire Forever II.
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