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Perseverance solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Penguin | Pigtail >>

Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 12 piles of the layout down in the same suit. You can move a group of cards that are in proper sequence. Empty piles can not be filled.

2 redeals are allowed. All cards still in the layout are gathered and redealt without shuffling. This keeps any building that has been done fairly intact.

Variation of: Baker's Dozen

Difference: The aces are are dealt, reducing the layout from 13 to 12 piles. Kings aren't moved to the bottom of their pile. The layout is built by matching suits rather than allowing any suit, but a group of cards in sequence is allowed to be moved. Two redeals are allowed.

Slight differences can be found among descriptions. Some allow unlimited redeals rather than 2. Early descriptions continue redealing until 2 redeals don't produce results. Those early rules also don't mention moving sequences. George A. Bonaventure explicitly states only the top card. The diagram in Dick's Games of Patience shows the piles in stacks, which would only make the top card available.

Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience - Second Series, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Wikipedia

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

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