Batsford Solitaire

Batsford is similar to Klondike and played using two 52-card decks.

TABLEAU - Player is dealt 55 cards into ten piles. The first pile (left to right) gets one card, the second pile gets two cards, and so on, so the last pile gets ten cards. This set of piles is known as the tableau. The top card of each pile in the tableau is turned face up, so that there are 10 face-up cards.

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

WASTE - An empty waste pile.

FOUNDATION - Eight empty foundation piles.

RESERVE - One empty reserve pile.

  • On the tableau, cards are played in descending order, alternate colors. Whenever a card is moved from one pile of the tableau to another, face-down top card of the first pile is turned face up.
  • Top card or, a sequential group of cards can be moved between tableau piles. Top card of a tableau pile can be played onto the reserve or, a foundation pile.
  • An empty pile in tableau can only be filled with a King or, group of cards starting with a King and can then be played in descending order and alternate colors.
  • Player can click on the stock pile anytime which deals 1 card face-up onto the waste pile. Only one pass can be made through the stock pile.
  • Reserve deck can be used to hold a King (up to 3 cards). Only top King card from the reserve can be moved to the tableau or a foundation pile.
  • Foundation piles can contain cards starting from Ace so as Aces become available, it can be placed in one of the foundation piles. Cards of the same suit can then be played on each Ace in ascending order, from low (2) to high (King).
  • Top card from the waste pile is allowed to be moved onto the tableau or, foundation piles or, the reserve.
  • Top card from the foundation is allowed to be moved to any of the tableau piles.

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

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