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Classic Solitaire: Algerian Patience

Algerian Patience is a rare, but fun 2 deck game. It requires some thought, but most games can be solved if you are careful.

Aim:

The aim of Algerian Patience is to build 4 ascending suit sequences (from Ace to King), and 4 more descending suit sequences(from King to Ace)

How to Play:

At the start of the game, 4 Kings are automatically placed onto the first 4 foundations.


There are 8 stacks in the tableau, each containing 1 card.


At the bottom of the screen there are 6 reserve stacks, initially containing 6 cards each.


Cards can be moved in the manoeuvre zone, onto cards of 1 higher or 1 lower rank, but they must be the same suit. Ranks wrap, so a King can be placed on an Ace, and an Ace can be placed on a King.


Cards can be played from the reserve at any time. Cards can not be moved to the reserve, except for when a reserve is empty, in which case 1 card can be moved there.


Dealing from the deck will deal 2 cards to each reserve stack- except for the last deal, which will deal 1 card to each of the decks in the tableau.


Only a single card can me moved at once.


Example:

Suppose that the initial Algerian Patience deal looks like this:


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The starting layout for Algerian Patience, deal #1


Start by moving the 4 of Diamonds onto the 3 of Diamonds...


Algerian Patience  2


Now move the 3 of Spades in the reserve, onto the 2 of Spades. (Note that we can build in the tableau in whatever direction we want- as long as the ranks are adjacent)

Algerian Patience  3


Now we could fill the spare space in with any card we want. I'll use the 3 of Hearts...


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Which we can move the 2 onto...


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Play will continue, probably moving the Queen up to the foundation next...


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