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Nivernaise solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< New York | Northwest Territory >>

Goal: Move out an ace of each suit when you can and build them up to king in the same suit. Move out a king of each suit when you can and build them down to ace in the same suit.

8 cells are each dealt a card. These cards can be played onto the ace or king piles, or built onto each other. You can build both up and down onto these cards in the same suit. Empty cells can be filled by any top card from the 6 piles of the layout.

The 6 piles of the layout are each dealt 4 cards, with only the top card visible. There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile can be played to the cells, the aces, or the kings. Empty piles can be filled by any top card from another pile in the layout.

Each time you are done making moves, deal 2 new cards to the top of all 6 piles.

One redeal is allowed. All cards from the 6 piles of the layout are gathered, shuffled, and redealt.

Variation of: La Nivernaise

Difference: The cards in the cells can be built upon, both up and down. Empty piles in the layout are filled from a top card in the layout rather than being dealt 4 new cards. When dealing new cards from the deck, only 2 cards are added to each pile rather than 4. There is only 1 redeal rather than 2, and the cards are also shuffled.

La Nivernaise (with the 'La') follows the rules most often used. These rules by Miss Whitmore Jones are rarely seen, and may seem quite odd to anyone familiar with the common rules.

Building onto the cards in the cells can often be a curse rather than a blessing. Toward the end of the game you may find buried cards that can't be released. Plan ahead on how those cards will reach the foundations, and don't let the auto-play feature ruin those plans.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 2nd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard

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

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