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Carlton Solitaire

Carlton is played with two standard decks (104 cards). The objective is to build the eight foundations up by the same suit.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 3 in 50 games (6%).

Duration: Long

More than 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play Carlton

Game Objective

Move all cards to the eight foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are eight foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 6♠ and the 7♦ may move onto the 6♦. Starting with the 7♣ the following sequence can build on top 8♣ 9♣ 10♣ J♣.
  • Cards on the foundation may be moved.

Tableau Rules

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 10♠ may move onto the J♦ and the 10♥ may move onto the J♣. Starting with the 10♥ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to each of the tableaus when tapped.

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