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Folk Dance Solitaire

Folk Dance is a variation of Sweet Sixteen with one less tableau pile. Folk Dance is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). The fifteen tableaus each initially have a single card dealt.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 1 in 3 games (33%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Folk Dance

Game Objective

To win, remove all the cards from the stock.

Tableau Rules

  • There are fifteen tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors. Tableaus can build around-the-corner (a King may move onto an Ace).
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♦ and the 6♥. Starting with the 3♠ the following sequence can build on top 2♦ A♣ K♥ Q♣.
  • The top card is movable.

Strategy & Tips

Folk Dance has about a 1 in 3 chance of winning (33%). Improve your chances with these 2 tips:

  1. Look for the longest sequences of cards that can be built before making a move.
  2. Build onto existing piles before starting to build a new one.

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