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Parisienne solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Pairs | Patriarchs >>

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.

Deal a card from the deck to each of 4 piles, plus 2 more cards to a waste, but left face down.

There is no building on the piles, but the 4 top cards are available for play to the ace and king piles.

Repeat until the deck is depleted. The cards in the waste are flipped face up, all available for play to the ace and king piles.

3 redeals are allowed. When no more moves can be made, return all 4 piles and the waste to the deck. On the last redeal, cards are no longer played to the waste.

Also known as: The Isle of Capri, La Parisienne, Parisian

Variation of: Grand Duchess

Difference: The aces and kings are dealt.

The name is French, as is the earliest author cited here for the rules, so it stands to reason that Comtesse de Blanccoeur has the original rules. She deals cards to the waste face up (in a single pile), like Duchess of Luynes, not face down.

Professor Hoffman maintains the rule, but after that, people started describing this game as Grand Duchess with the aces and kings dealt. The rule to deal the waste face up (and playable) became lost, as it did with Duchess of Luynes.

Professor Hoffman also added a shuffle to the redeal, perhaps by mistake. Helen L. Coops, Michael Johnstone, and Peter Arnold copied the rule to shuffle.

Rules source: Le Livre Illustre des Patiences, Comtesse de Blanccoeur (La Parisienne) ~ The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman ~ 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. ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (La Parisienne) [last redeal includes waste] ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone (The Isle of Capri) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold (Parisian)

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