Card Games/Patience

From Wikibooks

Patience is quite easy, and you can play it on your own. 52 cards are used. Americans call it Solitaire.


The aim of patience is to make four piles of cards, one for each suit, sorted into order by the numbers on the cards.

Set up

  • Shuffle the pack and mix the cards up
  • Place seven cards face-down in a line, next to each other
  • Turn up the card on the left
  • Place six cards on top of the six that are already face down
  • Turn up the left card of the second row
  • Repeat this until you only put one card down, and turn this up
  • Place the deck to one side

How to play

  • Place any aces in the bottom row into one of four foundation piles above the rows.
  • Turn over the top card of the deck.
  • Attempt to place the card in an appropriate spot.
    • Cards must switch between red and black.
    • Cards must be in order (K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A).
  • The goal is to move all cards into the foundation piles.
    • Foundation piles must all be the same suit (spades, clubs, hearts, diamonds).
    • Foundation piles must be in order (A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K).
    • You can move an appropriate card to the foundation piles at any time.