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Diplomat Solitaire

Diplomat is played with two decks of cards (104). Four cards are dealt to each of the eight tableaus. They are built down by rank regardless of suit. The objective is to build the four foundations up by suit from Ace through to King.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Good

Win about 1 in 2 games (49%).

Duration: Long

More than 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

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 3♠ may move onto the 2♠ and the 3♦ may move onto the 2♦. Starting with the 3♦ the following sequence can build on top 4♦ 5♦ 6♦ 7♦.

Tableau

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