San Juan Hill solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Salic Law | Saratoga >>
Goal: All 8 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 10 piles of the layout down in the same suit. 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.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Variation of: Forty Thieves
Difference: The aces are dealt.
Douglas Brown states: "The game became popular after the Spanish-American war, when Teddy Roosevelt led the charge up San Juan Hill. The eight aces represent the hill and the forty cards below are Teddy's Rough Riders who made the charge."
Rules source: 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development ~ King Sol, Rapture Technologies
This is one of 6 layouts for San Juan Hill in Solitaire Forever II.
Back to top