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Classic Solitaire: Westcliff

Westcliff is a variation of Klondike Solitaire. It's considerably easier though, and most deals can be won.


Aim:

The aim of Westcliff is to build 4 ascending suit sequences, in the foundation zone.

How to Play:


The opening tableau has:

  • 1 Talon, with 22 cards.
  • 10 manoeuvre stacks, of 3 cards.
  • 4 foundation stacks


In the manoeuvre zone, cards can be moved in descending rank, as long as they are different colors.


So for example, any Black 6 can be moved onto a Red 7.


Piles of cards can be moved, as long as they are in sequence.


Only a King (with or without a pile) can move onto an empty manoeuvre stack.


The game is won when all cards are moved into the foundation zone.


Cards are dealt from the talon one at a time, and there is no redeal.


Example:


Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:


Westcliff Solitaire 1


If we move the aces to the foundation, and then the 3 of clubs onto the 4 of hearts, the ace of diamonds will be uncovered, and can be moved to the foundation as well...

Westcliff Solitaire 2


Now we can move the 4 of hearts and 3 of clubs at the same time, onto the 5 of spades, and in a separate move, place the 2 of diamonds on the foundation...

Westcliff Solitaire 3


This exposes an empty column, which can only be filled by a King...

Westcliff Solitaire 4


At any time, we can get a card from the talon...

Westcliff Solitaire 5


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