Card Game – Patience (Europe) / Solitaire (US)

Card Game – Patience (Europe)/Solitaire (US)

The aim of patience is to make four piles of cards, one for each suit, sorted into order by the numbers on the cards.

Set up

  • Shuffle the pack and mix the cards up
  • Place seven cards face-down in a line, next to each other
  • Turn up the card on the left
  • Place six cards on top of the six that are already face down
  • Turn up the left card of the second row
  • Repeat this until you only put one card down, and turn this up
  • Place the deck to one side

How to play

  • Place any aces in the bottom row into one of four foundation piles above the rows.
  • Turn over the top card of the deck.
  • Attempt to place the card in an appropriate spot.
    • Cards must switch between red and black.
    • Cards must be in order (K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A).
  • The goal is to move all cards into the foundation piles.
    • Foundation piles must all be the same suit (spades, clubs, hearts, diamonds).
    • Foundation piles must be in order (A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K).
    • You can move an appropriate card to the foundation piles at any time.