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Open Crescent solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Old Carlton | Osmosis >>

Goal: An ace and a king of each suit are set out. Build the aces up to king in the same suit. Build the kings down to ace in the same suit.

The remainder of the deck is dealt into 16 piles of 6 cards each, typically in a crescent arc. Build these piles up or down in the same suit. Piles are spread out to see the cards below, but only the top cards may be moved. Empty piles can not be filled.

Rather than a redeal, you can 'shift' the bottom card of each pile up to the top. You can do this 3 times.

Variation of: Crescent

Difference: The piles of the layout are dealt face up, and spread out.

Being able to see all of the buried cards makes it much easier to keep track of build directions.

David Parlett doesn't add 'Open' to the name. He simply decided that the original game needed the cards spread out to see them.

Rules source: The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Crescent) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

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

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