Rank and File solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Rainbow (Relaxed) | Red and Black >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 10 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Any number of cards from the top of a pile can be moved. Empty piles can be filled with any card.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Also known as: Dress Parade, Ten Little Indians
Variation of: Forty Thieves
Difference: The first 3 cards of each pile are dealt face down. The layout is built by alternating suit color rather than matching suits. A sequence of cards can be moved.
Deauville, Emperor, and Rank and File are almost identical. Deauville only allows top cards to move. Emperor also allows entire piles. Rank and File allows any sequence. George A. Bonaventure, however, plays this like Deauville.
Rules source: A Second New Book of Patience Games, Ernest Bergholt ~ Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 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 (Ten Little Indians) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry
This is one of 6 layouts for Rank and File in Solitaire Forever II.
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