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Napoleon Solitaire

1 deck. Difficult. No redeal.

Napoleon Solitaire
Napoleon Solitaire
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Napoleon Solitaire uses 52 cards. You have 8 tableau piles with 5 cards in each pile, 2 temporary piles of 4 cards each, 4 foundations and two reserve piles.

The base card for this game is the first card dealt to the first foundation pile. All cards of the same rank are moved to the foundations during the deal.

The first card played to any foundation pile determines the direction of building for all 4 foundations (up in suit or down in suit). Once established, the direction of building cannot be changed.

The object of the game
To build the foundations in selected direction in suit until each pile contains thirteen cards.

The rules
The top cards of tableau piles are available to play. You may build tableau piles up or down in suit. Only one card at a time can be moved.

When the reserve pile is empty you can fill it with any card available to play from tableaus. This card will be available to play only when all the cards in the temporary pile on the same side as itself have been played.

When a tableau becomes empty you can fill the space with any card.

The top cards of temporary piles are also available for play on foundations, tableau and reserve piles. You cannot move cards on temporary piles.

Empty temporary piles cannot be filled.

There is no redeal.

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