2 decks. Average. One redeal.
Aces are moved to the foundations at the start of the game.
Only the top card of each pile is available for play. You may build tableau piles down in sequence and alternating color. Only one card at a time can be moved from pile to pile. You can move any single card to tableau pile from another pile, stock and foundation. When any tableaus are empty you can fill the space with any available card.
When you have made all the moves initially available, begin turning over cards from the stock. You can move cards from stock pile to the tableaus and to the foundations according to the rules.
When the stock pile is empty, click on the empty stock pile to turn the waste pile over to the stock. Then cards from the stock are dealt into 8 reserve piles (one card to each pile). Cards from the reserve piles can be built to the tableau piles or to the foundations. Empty reserve piles are filled automatically from the stock pile.
There is no building within the reserve. When no more moves are possible you may turn one card from the stock pile to the waste pile. If you cannot use this card the game is lost.
Octave Solitaire is one of the solitaire card games included into the BVS Solitaire Collection.
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