Sultan solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Streets and Alleys | Super Flower Garden >>
Goal: A king of hearts is placed, with an ace of hearts and the other 7 kings surrounding it. The center king is just for show. Play the same-suit ace onto the other 7 kings, and build all 8 aces up to queen in the same suit, to surround the 'Sultan' in the center.
4 more cards are dealt on either side. There is no building on these cards. All 8 cards are available for play. Empty piles can only be filled from the deck.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
2 redeals are allowed, returning the waste pile back to the deck and shuffling.
Also known as: Emperor of Germany, Henry the Eighth, Sultan of Turkey
Of the 21 sources cited here, 13 fill spaces automatically from the deck, 5 specifically say to fill them at your leisure, 1 makes it optional, and 2 are open to interpretation. Filling them at your leisure seems the most appropriate, otherwise there are no choices to be made, and no skill involved.
10 sources shuffle the cards at each redeal, and 11 don't say. A detail like that was more likely missed rather than added.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 2nd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald (Sultan of Turkey) ~ Le Livre Illustre des Patiences, Comtesse de Blanccoeur ~ Patience Games with Examples Played Through, Cavendish ~ The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart ~ Thirty-One Patience Games, Tom King ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure (Sultan of Turkey) ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops (Sultan of Turkey) ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. (Sultan of Turkey) ~ 150 Solitaire Games, Douglas Brown (Sultan of Turkey) ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Michael Johnstone (Henry the Eighth) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 6 layouts for Sultan in Solitaire Forever II.
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