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Aces Up Solitaire

In Aces Up the goal is to discard all the cards leaving only the four aces remaining. Aces Up is one of several games known as Idiot's Delight and less commonly as Ace of the Pile, Aces High, Firing Squad, Loser Solitaire, Once in a Lifetime and Rocket to the Top. Whatever you like to call, with good play it has about a one in ten chance of winning.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 25 games (4%).

Duration: Quick

Less than 5 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Luck

Winning is mostly determined by luck. A small amount of skill is involved.

Game Objective

The stock is empty and only the four Aces remain on the four tableaus.

Tableau

  • There are four tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • When there are two or more cards of the same suit, the lower ranking card(s) may be moved to the waste.
  • The top card is movable.

Stock

  • The stock deals one card face up to each of the tableaus when tapped.

Strategies & Tips

  1. When you have no more moves, deal the next 4 cards from the stock.