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Carpet Solitaire

Carpet is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are twenty tableaus that contain one cards each. The objective is to build the four foundations up by the same suit.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: High

Win about 2 in 3 games (71%).

Duration: Quick

Less than 5 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Luck

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

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♥ the following sequence can build on top 5♥ 6♥ 7♥ 8♥.

Tableau

  • There are twenty tableaus.
  • A card may move from the waste to a tableau that is empty.
  • The top card is movable.

Stock

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

Waste

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