Algerian Solitaire

The aim of Algerian Solitaire is to build four foundation piles up in suit from Ace to King and another 4 foundation piles down in suit from King to Ace using two standard 52-card decks.

TABLEAU - At the begining player is dealt 12 cards face-up into eight piles; Four piles contain two cards and remaining four piles contain one card each. This set of piles is known as the tableau.

RESERVE - Six reserve piles are dealt 4 cards each.

STOCK - After dealing cards to the tableau as well as the reserve, remaining cards are set aside forming a stock pile.

FOUNDATION - Eight empty foundation piles.

  • Cards from the tableau piles or the reserve piles can be played onto another tabeau pile or a foundation pile.
  • On the tableau, cards can be played in ascending as well as descending order, same suit. Also, cards can wrap from King to Ace and Ace to King.
  • Only the top card of the tableau or reserve pile is availbale for play.
  • An empty pile in the tableau can be filled with any card regardless of its rank.
  • Cards can not be moved from one reserve pile to another reserve pile.
  • Whenever there is no possible move, cards from the stock pile can be clicked which deals 2 cards to each reserve pile. When only last eight cards remain in the stock pile, it is dealt directly to the tableau piles one card each to a pile.
  • Four foundation piles can contain cards starting from Ace and remaining four foundation piles can contain cards starting from King. As Aces or Kings become available, it can be placed in one of the foundation piles and then played in their respective ascending or descending order in suit.
  • Cards can be moved from one foundation pile to another foundation pile or a tableau pile in their respective sequences.

The game ends once all cards are moved onto the foundation piles.

  • Drag and drop cards between piles.
  • Click stock pile to deal cards to the reserve or the tableau.
  • Double click top card in any of the tableau or reserve piles to automatically move to a foundation pile.