La Grande Imperiale - Two Way is a variation on on La Grande Imperiale that makes the game easier, and some would argue more interesting. It's still difficult though, and requires patience and
To build 4 same suit rows, going down in rank from King to 2.
The Aces are not used in this game.
The opening tableau ensures that all cards are visible at the start of play. The Aces are not used. The 48 cards are arranged
into 4 rows. There will be 4 gaps.
Play proceeds by filling th gaps with cards from the tableau.
The rules for what card can be moved into a gap are:
Try to plan moves ahead. When a gap opens in the first column, consider which King to use carefully. Some will not give you
many moves, whilst other Kings will open up the tableau for you.
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
At this stage, there are 8 possibles moves...
Suppose we move the Queen of Diamonds:
This opens up a new gap, where the Queen of Diamonds was before. So now the 2 of Hearts can be moved into that gap:
And now we might move the Jack of Diamonds, in front of the Queen of Diamonds: