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Variegated Canfield solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Usk | Vertical >>

Goal: All 8 aces are set out. Build them up to king in the same suit.

13 cards are set aside as the 'reserve', with the top card available for play.

Build the 5 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. Any number of cards from the top of a pile can be moved. Empty piles are filled immediately from the reserve. If the reserve is empty, then empty piles may be filled from the deck.

Turn over 3 cards 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.

Also known as: Variegated Demon

Variation of: Canfield

Difference: 2 decks of cards are used, doubling the number of foundations to 8. The base rank is always ace, and all 8 are dealt. The layout has 5 piles rather than 4, and partial piles can be moved. The reserve is dealt face up. You only get 2 redeals.

This is more closely related to Double Canfield (Relaxed), the difference being the dealt aces, face-up reserve, and 2 redeals.

Rules source: 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops (Variegated Demon) ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Variegated Demon) ~ Pretty Good Solitaire, Goodsol Development

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

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