Square solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Squadron | Steps >>
Aces rank highest in this game, above the kings.
Goal: Move out the deuces (twos) when you can and build them up to king in the same suit, then top them off with the ace.
Build the 12 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Kings play onto aces. Empty piles are filled from the deck.
Turn over 1 card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
Also known as: Deuces Up, Pluto
Variation of: Courtyard
Difference: Aces rank highest rather than lowest. As such, deuce (two) is the base rank rather than ace.
This also has its own variation: Deuces
Douglas Brown deals the layout, then decides if he will play Courtyard or this game, depending on the number of aces and deuces in the deal.
Morehead & Mott-Smith allow sequences to be moved, as does David Parlett, who also keeps the 2 redeals that he has in Deuces. Alphonse Moyse, Jr. keeps the single redeal normally allowed in Deuces.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 1st Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney ~ Solitaire, C. C. Brock ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (Deuces Up) ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett
This is one of 7 layouts for Square in Solitaire Forever II.
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