Salic Law solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Russian Solitaire | San Juan Hill >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to jack in any suit.
The first pile of the layout is dealt a king. Turn up 1 card at a time from the deck, playing it if you can, or adding it to the king pile. If a king turns up, it is used to begin a new pile.
There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile is available for building onto the ace piles. Queens that turn up are placed into another row.
Once the deck has been depleted, an exposed king is treated like an empty space, allowing any card onto it. This allows buried cards to be released.
A winning game shows a row of queens, jacks, and kings.
Variations: Faerie Queen, Intrigue
Eight Away is another game that follows the style of starting a new pile as each king turns up. It's a completely different game though, and deals all the cards before any building begins.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart ~ 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 ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 5 layouts for Salic Law in Solitaire Forever II.
Back to top