Australian Patience is a Klondike-like game. Unlike Klondike the seven tableaus in Australian have four cards each all face up . The tableaus are built down by suit. Individual cards and stacks may be moved at any time, regardless if they are built down by suit or not. The objective is to move all the cards from the stock and tableau onto the four foundations, building up by suit from Ace through to King.
Odds of winning: Low
Win about 1 in 5 games (20%).
Skill Level: Balanced
Winning involves skill and luck equally.
How to Play Australian
Move all cards to the four foundations.
- There are four foundations.
- An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
- The foundations build up by the same suit.
- For example the 6♠ may move onto the 5♠ and the 6♦ may move onto the 5♦. Starting with the 6♦ the following sequence can build on top 7♦ 8♦ 9♦ 10♦.
- There are seven tableaus.
- The tableaus build down by the same suit.
- For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♠ and the J♥ may move onto the Q♥. Starting with the J♦ the following sequence can build on top 10♦ 9♦ 8♦ 7♦.
- A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
- 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).
- The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.
- There is one waste.
- The top card is movable.
Strategy & Tips
- Only one pass through the stock is allowed, so use the cards wisely.