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Octave solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Number Ten | Odd and Even >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to ten in the same suit. Build kings down to jack in each pile of the layout.

Build the 8 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Empty piles can be filled with any card.

You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.

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

One redeal is allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck. At this point 8 cards are dealt. You can't play onto these cards, but they can be moved to the layout, and a new card from the deck will take its place. Turn up one card at a time from the deck, playing it if you can. The game ends if it can not be played.

SolSuite only allows aces to be moved out in alternating color. You can not move out the same color ace twice in a row. Goodsol deals the aces right away.

Miss Whitmore Jones has you move the aces out yourself. She lays them out in alternating color, but doesn't restrict when they can move out. A diagram of a game in progress confirms this. Basil Dalton and George F. Hervey also do not deal the aces, and do not mention any kind of restriction.

George F. Hervey allows sequences to be moved, which removes the challenge of getting the kings to the head of each pile.

Rules source: Games of Patience - 3rd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Solitaire and Patience, George Hapgood ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development

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

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