Big Book of Solitaire
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Games - 191 pages
With this collection of 96 different versions of solitaire, players of every level will find plenty of variations to keep themselves entertained for hours. Beginners can enjoy the simple Baker’s Dozen and Magnolia Tree. Those with more experience can try Alhambra, a tricky double-deck game. If a couple of card experts meet up, they can match wits playing the more complex Russian Bank, a battle for two that shows that “solitaire” needn’t be “solitary.” For each game, there’s information on its origins, the number of decks needed, playing time, and degree of difficulty. Game lovers will agree: this goldmine of games is packed with fun.
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15 minutes DEGREE 20 minutes 52 cards allowed to redeal alternating colors American DECK available cards available for play British DECK build ascending sequences build sequences Build the Aces Deal a row deal another row Deal the cards deck of 52 DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY descending sequences eight cards facedown cards faceup cards fill empty spaces filling a space five cards following suit foundation cards four Aces four cards free space French DECK ft ft Layout ft Layout Deal game is blocked Italian DECK Jack LA BELLE LUCIE move any card nine ORIGIN piles of four placed on top Play Build play the card playable cards player PRISONER QUEENS Queen rank regardless of suit reserve card row of eight row of four Russian DECK Russian Solitaire seven cards stock is exhausted stock one card stripped deck tableau thirteen cards three cards top card topmost card twelve cards wastepile