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Classic Solitaire: Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is a popular solitaire game, that does not use cards with adjacent ranks- all the cards go onto ranks which are two away, making the game good for testing your brain!

Aim:

The aim of Mount Olympus is to build 16 suit sequences in the foundation zone.


How to Play:

At the start of the game, all the Aces and Twos are automatically moved to the foundations.


Cards are built up in the foundations with same suit, but with 2 between each card rank. So the sequence goes A,3,5,7,9,J,K and 2,4,6,8,10,Q


Similarly, cards are built down in the manoeuvre zone, same suit, with the ranks going down by 2. (So a 8 of Diamonds would go on a 10 of Diamonds).


Mulitple cards can be moved in one go, but only if they are in a valid sequence.


Whenever a column is emptied, a card is automatically drawn from the stock.


At any time, you can click the stock, to move a card onto each of the manoeuvre stacks.


Example:

Suppose that the initial Mount Olympus deal looks like this:


Mount Olympus 1
The starting layout for Mount Olympus, deal #1


Start by moving the 3 of spades onto the Ace of spades, and the 3 of Hearts onto the Ace of Hearts. Notice how new cards are dealt to replace these cards- this happens automatically whenever you empty a column.


Mount Olympus 2


Now move the 5 of hearts up... and the 4 of clubs onto the 6 of clubs...



Mount Olympus 3



There are still moves we can make, but let's click the stock...


Mount Olympus 5


As you can see, this has dealt a card out to every manoeuvre stack.



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