Beacon is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are eight tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the one foundations by building them up regardless of suit.
How to Play Beacon
Build foundation up regardless of suit and wrap around on Kings. Fill empty foundation with any card. Build tableaus down regardless of suit and wrap around on Aces. Moves sequences built down regardless of suit together. Empty tableaus automatically fill from the stock.
The goal of Beacon is to move all cards off the tableau.
- There is one foundation.
- The foundation is initially empty.
- The foundation build up regardless of suit. Foundation may build around-the-corner (an Ace may move onto a King).
- For example the 6♠ may move onto the 5♠, 5♥, 5♣ and 5♦. Starting with the J♠ the following sequence may build on top Q♦ K♠ A♣ 2♥.
- The top card is movable.
- Any single card may move to an empty foundation.
- There are eight tableaus.
- Initially containing four cards face up in each tableau.
- The tableaus build down regardless of suit. Tableaus may build around-the-corner (a King may move onto an Ace).
- For example the 9♠ may move onto the 10♠, 10♥, 10♣ and 10♦. Starting with the 3♠ the following sequence may build on top 2♦ A♠ K♣ Q♥.
- Sequences of cards built down regardless of suit wrapping around from Ace to King may move together as a group.
- Empty spaces are automatically populated with a card from the stock.