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Astrocyte Solitaire

2 decks. Average. No redeal.

Astrocyte Solitaire
Astrocyte Solitaire
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Astrocyte Solitaire uses two decks (104 cards). You have 8 tableau piles. 64 cards are dealt to these piles (8 cards per pile). The top card of each pile is face up.

Four cells (to the left) and eight foundation piles (to the right) are placed above the tableau piles.

The object of the game
To build 8 sequences down in suit within the tableau (each running from King to Ace) and then move them to 8 foundations.

The rules
The top cards of tableau piles are available to play. You may build tableau piles down regardless of suit, ending at the Ace. You cannot build a King on an Ace. One card at a time can be moved from pile to pile. Groups of cards in sequence of the same suit may be moved as a unit.

When any tableaus are empty you can fill the space with any card or group of cards.

The top card of any tableau pile can also be moved to any cell. Each cell may contain only one card. Cards in the cells can be moved back to the tableau piles, if possible.

When you have made all the moves initially available, click on the stock pile to deal one card onto each tableau pile. All gaps (empty spaces) in the tableau have to be filled before the deal.

There is no redeal.

Astrocyte is a variation of Spider with 8 tableau piles and four cells.

This solitaire game was invented by Jan Wolter. Published with permission.