Queen of Italy (Redeal) solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Queen of Italy | Raglan >>
Goal: 4 cards are dealt from which you must choose one to be the starting rank for the 'foundation' piles. Move out the other 7 cards of the same rank when you can, and build them up to piles of 13 cards in alternating suit color. Aces play onto kings.
11 cards are set aside as the 'reserve' (or 'terrace'), with the top card available for play only to the foundation piles. Examine these cards before deciding on the starting rank.
Once the starting rank has been chosen, 6 more cards are dealt to join the remaining 3 cards. Build the 9 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Kings play onto aces. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles are filled from the deck.
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 you can no longer discard to a waste pile. Only the top card can be played. The game ends if it can not be played.
Variation of: Queen of Italy
Difference: You get one redeal, but the top card must be played before the next card can be turned.
The redeal, like in General's Patience, ends when a card can not be played. David Parlett suggests this redeal as an optional addition to the rules.
Dick and Fitzgerald, and George A. Bonaventure allow a full, unrestricted redeal. Since the game usually has no redeal, the restriction is a nice compromise.
Dick and Fitzgerald, and George A. Bonaventure make things even easier yet by allowing the reserve to play to the layout, not just to the foundations.
David Parlett's rule of choosing the starting rank from 4 cards is used, rather than from 3 cards as it is in other descriptions.
Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience - Second Series, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Collins Patience Card Games, Trevor Day and The Diagram Group
This is one of 6 layouts for Queen of Italy (Redeal) in Solitaire Forever II.
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