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Number Ten solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Number Fourteen | Octave >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 10 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Empty piles can be filled with any card.

You can move a group of cards if they match the build sequence.

Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.

Variation of: Forty Thieves

Difference: The first 2 cards of each pile are dealt face down. The layout is built by alternating suit color rather than matching suits. You can move a group of cards that match the build sequence.

The original description by Miss Jones deals 3 cards to each pile, not 4, and only allows one card at a time to be moved. David Parlett sticks to those original rules.

Other descriptions deal 4 cards to each pile like in Forty Thieves, and allow sequences to be moved. These are likely the wrong rules, but they are the common rules. It's a relaxing change to be able to move sequences.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ 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

Number Ten solitaire
This is one of 6 layouts for Number Ten in Solitaire Forever II.

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