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Snake solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Sly Fox | Somerset >>

Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 8 piles of the layout down in any suit. You can move a group of cards that are in sequence, regardless of suit. Empty piles can be filled with anything.

Each time you are done making moves, deal one new card to the top of the first pile.

Also known as: Les Huits

This is like a 2-deck version of Thirty-Six (Six by Six), with an 8x8 layout rather than 6x6. Les Huits is played like Six by Six, only allowing same-suit sequences to be moved.

Even with only one deck of cards in Thirty-Six the first pile can grow very long. With two decks it will grow extremely long before it (hopefully) dwindles down again. It could literally 'snake' its way around the entire layout. Move cards out every chance you get.

Note that Dick and Fitzgerald, and George A. Bonaventure describe a different game by the name "The Snake".

Rules source: Games of Patience, Tarbart (Les Huits) ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett

Snake solitaire
This is one of 6 layouts for Snake in Solitaire Forever II.

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