Raglan solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Queen of Italy (Redeal) | Rainbow >>
Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.
6 cards are set aside face-up as the 'reserve', with every individual card available for play.
Build the 9 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.
Variation of: King Albert
Difference: The aces are dealt. With 4 less cards, the 3 longest piles are each dealt 7 cards rather than 7, 8, 9, and the reserve is dealt 6 cards rather than 7. The layout is flipped horizontally, a purely cosmetic change.
The dealt aces makes this easier to win. Michael Johnstone does not allow the reserve to play to the layout, making it harder to win. Perhaps he misunderstood the rule that there is no building upon the reserve. He also deals all but the top cards face down.
Rules source: Games of Patience, Tarbart ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ SolSuite Solitaire, TreeCardGames
This is one of 4 layouts for Raglan in Solitaire Forever II.
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