The Fort solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Tam O'Shanter | The Spark >>
Goal: 2 of the aces are set out. Move out the other 2 when you can, and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 10 piles of the layout up or 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.
A grace move is given one time only, allowing any card to be moved to the top of its pile.
Variation of: Fortress
Difference: Rather than an extra card in 2 piles, 2 of the aces are dealt. A grace move allows any card to be moved to the top of its pile, one time only.
This variation gives a small but welcome boost to the odds of winning.
This is also known as simply "Fort" (no "The"), but there is an unrelated game by that same name.
Rules source: Patience Games with Examples Played Through, Cavendish ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart (Fort) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Fort)
This is one of 6 layouts for The Fort in Solitaire Forever II.
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