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Congress Solitaire

Congress is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are eight tableaus that contain one cards each. The objective is to build the eight foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Good

Win about 1 in 2 games (47%).

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.

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♦.

Tableau

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by rank regardless of suit.
  • For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♠, Q♥, Q♣ and Q♦. Starting with the J♥ the following sequence can build on top 10♠ 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
  • 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.

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