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Applegate Solitaire

Applegate is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are seven tableaus that contain seven cards each.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 8 games (12%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

Game Objective

Remove all the cards from the tableau. Build four complete sequences down by suit from King through to Ace.

Tableau

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit. Tableaus can build around-the-corner (a King may move onto an Ace). Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed.
  • For example the Q♠ may move onto the K♠ and the Q♥ may move onto the K♥. Starting with the Q♦ the following sequence can build on top J♦ 10♦ 9♦ 8♦.
  • Any card or stack of cards may move together as a group. Any stack of cards may move together, regardless of their build (no restriction on rank, suit or color).

Reserve

  • There is one reserve.
  • The top card is movable.

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