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Big Forty Solitaire

Big Forty is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are ten tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to build the four foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: Good

Win about 3 in 7 games (45%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Big Forty

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 5♠ may move onto the 4♠ and the 5♦ may move onto the 4♦. Starting with the 5♦ the following sequence can build on top 6♦ 7♦ 8♦ 9♦.

Tableau Rules

  • There are ten 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♦.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste Rules

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

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