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Castile Solitaire

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

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 1 in 3 games (35%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

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 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♥.

Tableau

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by rank regardless of suit.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 8♠, 8♥, 8♣ and 8♦. Starting with the 7♥ the following sequence can build on top 6♠ 5♠ 4♦ 3♣.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The top card is movable.

Reserve

  • There are four reserves.
  • The top card is movable.

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