Five Piles

Solitaire Rules

Five Piles Solitaire/Patience rules for Five Piles

Object of the game
Move all the cards to the foundation
Deck
One standard deck (52 cards)
Foundation
  • One foundation for all played cards
  • Once on the foundation, cards may not be moved
Tableau
  • Five tableau piles with One card each
  • Discard pairs of cards whose ranks add to 13. Kings are discarded singly
  • The top card of each pile is available for play on another tableau pile
  • An empty space may not be filled
Reserve
  • Two reserves, initially empty
  • The last Two cards from the stock pile is dealt here
  • The top card of each pile is available for play on the tableau piles
Stock
  • When selected, deals one card to each tableau pile except the last two cards
  • There is no redeal
Simple addition
Valid pairs are:
  • Seven + Six = 13
  • Eight + Five = 13
  • Nine + Four = 13
  • Ten + Three = 13
  • Jack + Two = 13
  • Queen + Ace = 13
  • Kings are discarded singly

Five Piles


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