Westcliff solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Wheatsheaf | Whitehead >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
Build the 10 piles of the layout down in alternating suit color. You can move a group of cards if they match the build sequence. Empty piles can be filled with anything.
Turn over one card at a time from the deck, playing the top card to other piles when you can.
This game is often compared to Klondike and Easthaven, but it's far more like Big Forty. Both are like 1-deck variations of Forty Thieves.
It's the same as Big Forty, but builds the layout by alternating color rather than the same suit. Piles are dealt 3 cards each rather than 4, the first 2 cards face down.
With 10 less cards dealt, the deck has 10 more cards to bring into play. There are also twice as many cards that can be built, since 2 suits can be used. These differences make for a much easier game.
David Parlett deals this game with a layout of 7 piles rather than 10.
Rules source: 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. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 7 layouts for Westcliff in Solitaire Forever II.
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