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All in a Row Solitaire

All in a Row is an open game (all 52 cards are displayed face up at the beginning of the game). There are thirteen tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the one foundations by building them up or down regardless of suit.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 20 games (5%).

Duration: Quick

Less than 5 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play All in a Row

Build foundation up or down regardless of suit and wrap around on Kings and Aces. Fill empty foundation with any card. No building on the tableau.

Game Objective

The goal of All in a Row is to move all fifty-two cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up or down regardless of suit that start with an Ace and end with a King. You win when the one foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There is one foundation.
  • The foundation is initially empty.
  • The foundation build up or down regardless of suit. Foundation may build around either corner (an Ace may move onto a King or a King may move onto an Ace).
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 5♥ or the 7♣. Starting with the Q♥ the following sequence may build on top K♠ A♠ K♦ Q♣.
  • Any single card may move to an empty foundation.

Tableau Rules

  • There are thirteen tableaus.
  • Initially containing four cards face up in each tableau.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the tableaus remain empty.

Similar Games

There are 2 games that have a similar play style to All in a Row:

  1. Putt Putt - Adds a stock. Win when tableau is empty. There are seven tableaus. Initially containing five cards face up in each tableau.
  2. Ants - Adds a stock. Win by moving all to the foundations. There are four foundations. Initially containing one card face up in each foundation. There are four tableaus.