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Forty Thieves (Three Decks) Solitaire

Forty Thieves (Three Decks) as the name suggests is a three deck version of traditional Forty Thieves. Four cards are dealt to each of the twelve tableaus. The remaining 108 cards are available for play from the stock which permits a single passes through (no redeals allowed). Only the top card of each tableau is available for play. Sequences on the tableaus can be built down by suit. The objective is to build the twelve foundations up by suit from Ace through to King.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 9 games (11%).

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.

How to Play Forty Thieves (Three Decks)

Game Objective

Move all cards to the twelve foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are twelve foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♠ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 6♠ 7♠ 8♠.

Tableau Rules

  • There are twelve tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 6♥ may move onto the 7♥. Starting with the 6♠ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 4♠ 3♠ 2♠.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The top card is movable.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste Rules

  • There is one waste.
  • The top card is movable.

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