Napoleon At Elba Island is a 2 deck game, that allows moves in the manoeuvre zone using neighbouring-rank cards, making it
similar in many ways to Golf Solitaire
To build 8 same suit sequences, 4 going from Ace to King, and 4 going from King to Ace
The 8 foundation cards are in the centre of the tableau. The manoeuvre zone is made up of 12 stacks around the foundation.
Cards in the manoeuvre zone can be moved if they are of neighbouring rank, regardless of suit.
Napoleon At Elba Island has some special rules specifying where cards can come from when they are being moved to the foundation:
When you get stuck you can recycle the cards in the manoeuvre zone.
Because the cards on the sides can be moved to the top, or the bottom foundations, you should try to move cards there if you
can, because it gives you more flexbility and options.
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
We might start by moving the 8 of Clubs onto the 9 of Clubs:
This exposes a 6 of Hearts. We now move the 5 of Diamonds onto the 6 of Hearts.
Which exposes a Queen of Clubs. We would like to move this Queen onto the King of Clubs, but we can't. Only cards from the
top (or the sides) can move onto the bottom row of the foundation. What we can do though is move the queen onto the Jack of
Now that the queen is on one of the sides, it can be moved onto the King of Clubs (Cards on the sides can be moved to the top or bottom foundations):
We would probably proceed play by moving the Jack of Clubs to the side, and then moving it onto the Queen.