Amazons Solitaire

Introduction

Amazons Solitaire is a great single player card game, it is very similar to Klondike, players of Klondike will pick this game up very quickly.

 

How To Play Amazons Solitaire Video Tutorial

 

Requirements/statistics

Space: Low

Level: Easy

Cards: A bare deck of 52 playing cards is used. The deck does not hold twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and kings.

 

Layout

Initially four cards are dealt to 4 columns which can be played to the 4 foundations above it later in the game.

 

Play

The aim of Amazons Solitaire is to build four piles by suit from ace to queen (A-7-8-9-10-J-Q)

The cards can only be played to the foundations directly overhead the columns, excluding queens which can be played from any column to any foundation. The foundations begin with an ace and then played up in suit, just like in Klondike. When there are no cards left which can be played to the foundations, an additional set of 4 cards are dealt to the columns, one in the each column. When the stock runs out, all remaining cards in the columns are gathered from left to right and placed back in the stock pile deprived of shuffling. There is no maximum on how many times cards can be redealt.

The game ends when all four foundations have been built from aces to queens.

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  • Michael G.

    Something to keep your mind busy. There is not much entertainment to this game; the object is to endlessly shuffle until the right alignment allows you to finish each foundation in order.

  • JW

    “The deck does not hold twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and kings.” … why does the layout picture show a king? :-D