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Locked Cards Solitaire

2 decks. Average. No redeal.

Locked Cards Solitaire uses 104 cards (2 decks). The seven cards with their faces down (closed) are an Ace's row. The top card of each tableau pile can be moved from pile to pile and to the Ace's row if there is such a possibility. If the Ace is the top card of any of tableau piles it is moved to the Ace's row on top of a closed card. So this closed card becomes imprisoned. It will be free only after you build up the whole suit over it in order of rank (A,2,3..,Q,K). The Ace's row fills up from left to right as soon as the new Aces appear. The last eighth Ace doesn't have an imprisoned card under it.

The rules
You may build tableau piles down in sequence and alternating color. You can move either a single card or a set of cards.

When you have made all the moves initially available, click the stock pile to begin turning over cards. The card that is face up on top of the deck is always available for play. You can move the top card the from stock pile to the Ace's row (to follow suit in order of rank) or to the one of the tableau piles.

When one of the tableaus becomes empty you can place there any card or legal sequence of cards.

As soon as you build up the suit with the King on top, the imprisoned card is free. This card is available to play on the Ace's row or on the tableau piles. You win when all the cards are on Ace's row.

There is no redeal.

Locked Cards is a variation of Topsy-Turvy Queens.

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