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Hemispheres Solitaire

2 decks. Average. No redeal.

Hemispheres Solitaire
Hemispheres Solitaire
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Hemispheres Solitaire uses 104 cards (2 decks). 4 black kings are removed from the pack and placed in the form of a cross. Then four red aces are used to extend the arms of a cross. These cards become the starter cards for 8 foundations. An Ace of spades, an Ace of clubs, a King of hears and a King of diamonds are used to further extend the cross. These four cards are "barriers". Next 12 cards are dealt in the form of a circle (three cards per a quadrant). These 12 cards are tableau piles.

The object of the game
Build the Aces up in suit to Kings, and the Kings down in suit to Aces.

The rules
Two red kings divide the circle to the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. You can use red cards to build tableau piles of the northern hemisphere down in suit or to play them on foundations. You can use black cards to build tableau piles of the southern hemisphere up in suit or to play them on foundations. Cards of the wrong color are not available to play on tableau or foundations, but you can exchange a red card of the southern hemisphere with a back card of the northern hemisphere. Spaces are automatically filled from the waste or stock piles. If the waste and the stock are both exhausted, you can fill the space from any other tableau pile. It allows you to move a card of the wrong color to the proper hemisphere without an exchange. Cards from barriers can be played to the foundations. Empty barrier can not be refilled.

When you have made all the moves initially available, begin turning over cards from the stock pile to the waste pile. Cards from the waste pile can be played to the tableau or to the foundations.

There is no redeal.