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Classic Solitaire: Flower Garden Solitaire

Flower Garden Solitaire is a fun game, where the cards are built down in rank- regardless of suit. This makes it quite unusual, and it is a good game for a change of pace.

Aim:

The aim of Flower Garden Solitaire is to build ascending suit sequences in the foundation zone.

How to Play:

The tableau contains:

  • a manoeuvre zone with 6 manoeuvre stacks
  • four foundation stacks on the left and right sides of the screen.
  • 16 reserve cards at the bottom of the screen.


In the manoeuvre zone, form descending sequences of any suit.


In the foundation stacks, form ascending sequences of the same suit.


Any card from the reserve can be played to the manoeuvre zone or the foundation at any time.


An empty column in the manoeuvre can be filled with any card.


Cards can only be moved one at a time.


Flower Garden Solitaire Strategy:

Try and free the Aces as soon as possible.


Also, look at where the Kings are. A King cannot be moved, except into an empty column, so Aces above a King can be very hard to get to without some forethought.


Flower Garden Solitaire Example:

Suppose that the initial flower garden deal looks like this:


Flower Garden Solitaire 1
The start of flower garden solitaire deal #1...


The Ace of Diamonds, and the Ace of Spades can be played from the reserve immediately...


Flower Garden Solitaire 2
After moving the two Aces from the reserve...


Now we might try and release the Ace of Hearts from the first column...


Lets move the 8 of Clubs from the manoeuvre zone, and the 7 of clubs from the reserve, onto the 9 of clubs...



Flower Garden Solitaire 4
After moving the 8 and 7 of clubs...


In Flower Garden solitaire you can build down regardless of suit, so now we can move the 6 of diamonds, and 5 of hearts...


Flower Garden Solitaire 6
Much closer to that ace


And we would continue by moving the 4's to get access to the Ace...



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