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Deuces Solitaire

Deuces is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are ten tableaus that contain one cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the eight foundations by building them up by the same suit.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 6 games (18%).

Duration: Long

More than 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Luck

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

How to Play Deuces

Build foundations up by the same suit and wrap around on Kings. Build tableaus down by the same suit. Fill empty tableaus with any card. Stock deals one to waste without redeals.

Game Objective

The goal of Deuces 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 eight foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are eight foundations.
  • Initially containing a Two in each foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit. Foundations may build around-the-corner (an Ace may move onto a King).
  • For example the 2♠ may move onto the A♠ and the 2♦ may move onto the A♦. Starting with the J♣ the following sequence may build on top Q♣ K♣ A♣ 2♣.

Tableau Rules

  • There are ten tableaus.
  • Initially containing one card face up in each tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 5♠ may move onto the 6♠ and the 5♥ may move onto the 6♥. Starting with the 5♣ the following sequence may build on top 4♣ 3♣ 2♣ A♣.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Any single card may move to an empty tableau.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.
  • A single pass through the stock is permitted. Redeals are not possible. Once on the waste, cards remain until used in a valid move.

Waste Rules

  • There is one waste.
  • The waste is initially empty.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the waste remains empty until more cards move from the stock.

Similar Games

There are 3 games that have a similar play style to Deuces:

  1. Cast Out Nines - Fill empty foundations with Nines. The foundations are initially empty. There are seven tableaus.
  2. Jacks In The Box - Adds four cells. Initially containing a Jack in each foundation. There are six tableaus.
  3. Quadrangle - Fill empty foundations with the same rank dealt at the beginning of the game. Initially containing one card face up in the first foundation. Empty tableaus automatically fill from the waste, then the stock then with any card. There are twelve tableaus. Initially containing three cards face up in each tableau.