Duchess

Solitaire Rules

Duchess Solitaire/Patience rules for Duchess

Object of the game
Move all the cards to the foundations
Deck
One standard deck (52 cards)
Foundation
  • Four foundations built up by suit, wrapping from King to Ace when necessary
  • The foundations base is determined by the first card placed to any Foundation pile
  • Once on the foundation, cards may not be moved
Tableau
  • Four tableau columns built down by alternate colors, wrapping from Ace to King when necessary
  • The top card of each column is available for play on the foundations or another tableau column
  • An entire built group of cards in sequence may be moved as a unit to another tableau column. Parts of a sequence cannot be moved
  • Empty spaces can be filled by the top card of the reserve
  • Once all cards from the reserve is depleted, an empty space may be filled by the top card of the waste
Reserve
  • Four reserves with Three cards each
  • To start the game you have to move One card from the reserve to one of the foundations
  • The top card of each pile is available for play on the foundations or the tableau columns
Stock
  • When selected, deals One card to the waste pile
  • One redeal is permitted (Two deals in all)

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