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Big Harp Solitaire

Big Harp is played with two standard decks (104 cards). The objective is to build the eight foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: High

Win about 3 in 5 games (60%).

Skill: Mostly Skill

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

Game Objective

Move all cards to the eight foundations.

Foundation

  • There are eight foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♥ the following sequence can build on top 9♥ 10♥ J♥ Q♥.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are ten tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 8♦ and the 7♥. Starting with the 7♥ the following sequence can build on top 6♠ 5♦ 4♣.
  • 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).

Stock

  • Two redeals of the waste back into the stock are permitted. Allowing for three complete passes through the stock.
  • The stock deals three cards face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

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

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