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Big Ben Solitaire Solitaire

2 decks. Average. 1 redeal.

Big Ben Solitaire
Big Ben Solitaire
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This solitaire uses two decks (104 cards).

Six of spades, seven of hearts, eight of clubs, nine of diamonds, ten of spades, jack of hearts, queen of clubs, king of diamonds, two of spades, three of hearts, four of clubs and five of diamonds are dealt into 12 foundation piles arranged like a clock dial. Six of spades is placed at the 1 o'clock position, seven of hearts is placed at 2 o'clock position etc.

36 cards are dealt into 12 tableau piles (3 cards per pile).

The object of the game
To build each foundation up in suit until the cards on the top correspond to the numbers of a real clockface (with jack as 11 o'clock, queen as 12, Ace as 1, etc.). At the end of the game the foundations at positions 9, 10, 11 and 12 o'clock will contain 8 cards, all others will contain 9 cards.

The rules
The top cards of tableau piles are available for play on foundations. You may build tableau piles down in suit. One card at a time can be moved from pile to pile. When a tableau becomes empty it can not be filled.

When you have made all the moves initially available, click on the stock pile. All tableau piles containing less than three cards are replenished up to three cards in each, if there is a sufficient number of cards, and also one card is dealt to the waste pile.

There is one redeal.