Box Kite Solitaire
Box Kite is played with two standard decks (104 cards). The four foundations each contain an Ace. There are twelve tableaus that contain eight cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the four foundations by building them up by the same suit.
How to Play Box Kite
Build aces foundations up by the same suit. Build kings foundations down by the same suit. Build tableaus up or down regardless of suit and wrap around on Kings and Aces.
The goal of Box Kite is to move all 104 cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up by the same suit that start with an Ace and end with a King. You win when the four foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.
Aces Foundation Rules
- There are four aces foundations.
- Initially containing an Ace in each aces foundation with unique suits.
- The aces foundations build up by the same suit.
- For example the 3♠ may move onto the 2♠ and the 3♦ may move onto the 2♦. Starting with the 3♣ the following sequence may build on top 4♣ 5♣ 6♣ 7♣.
Kings Foundation Rules
- There are four kings foundations.
- Initially containing a King in each kings foundation with unique suits.
- The kings foundations build down by the same suit.
- For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 6♥ may move onto the 7♥. Starting with the 6♣ the following sequence may build on top 5♣ 4♣ 3♣ 2♣.
- There are twelve tableaus.
- Initially containing seven cards face down and one card face up in each tableau.
- The tableaus build up or down regardless of suit. Tableaus may build around either corner (an Ace may move onto a King or a King may move onto an Ace).
- For example the 5♠ may move onto the 4♥ or the 6♣. Starting with the Q♥ the following sequence may build on top K♠ A♠ K♦ Q♣.
- The top card is movable.
- Once empty the tableaus remain empty.