Seven Devils solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Senate | Seven Devils (Relaxed) >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
7 cards are set aside face up as the 'devils', with the top card available for play, but only to the ace piles.
Build the 7 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.
Turn over 1 card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Variations: Seven Devils (Relaxed)
As David Parlett observes, Tarbart deals 8 cards rather than 7 for the 'devils', surely a mistake when you look at the title of the game.
This game is nearly impossible to win. It makes you wonder if Tarbart might have had another mistake in his description. Seven Devils (Relaxed) increases the odds of winning by allowing groups of cards to be moved, and adding a redeal.
Rules source: Games of Patience, Tarbart ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 6 layouts for Seven Devils in Solitaire Forever II.
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