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Trefoil solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Tournament | TriPeaks >>

Goal: All 4 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.

Build the 16 piles of the layout down in the same suit. Only the top card of a pile may be moved. Empty piles can not be filled.

2 redeals are allowed. All cards still in the layout are gathered, shuffled, and redealt.

After the final redeal a grace move is given, allowing one buried card to be moved.

Also known as: Les Fleurons

Variation of: La Belle Lucie

Difference: The aces are immediately dealt. As a result of 4 less cards in the layout, there are 16 piles rather than 18.

Professor Hoffman does not include the grace move, but instead keeps the cards unshuffled for the redeals. This keeps any building that has been done somewhat intact. As the earliest source listed here, those might very well be the original rules.

Rules source: The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

Trefoil solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for Trefoil in Solitaire Forever II.

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