Clock Solitaire is a fun and interesting variant of solitaire, while it is simple to play it’s rare to win this solitaire game as it is almost entirely driven by luck.
How To Play Clock Solitaire Video Tutorial
Cards: One standard 52-card deck
Shuffle the deck. Deal the cards; face down, into 13 piles of four cards each. The piles should be arranged to mimic the numbers on a clock, with an extra pile in the middle of the circle. The “numbers” of the piles (1 through 12 on the clock; the middle pair is 13) are important.
Your layout will look like this:
Turn the top card on the 13 pile face up (that’s the pile in the middle of the circle). Place it, still face up, under the pile of that card’s number.
For example, a card number 4, would go under the “4” pile. An Ace would go under pile “1”. Face cards are placed as follows: Jacks under 11, Queens under 12, Kings under 13.
Then, turn the top card on that pile face up and place it, still face up, under the appropriate pile. Continue in the manner until the game ends. If the final face-down card in a pile belongs to that same pile, continue the game by turning the next (moving clockwise) face-down card face up.
To win the game
In order to win all 13 piles must become face-up piles of four-of-a-kind.
However, you lose if the fourth King is turned face up before all the other sets are completed.