Grounds For Divorce Solitaire
Grounds For Divorce is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are ten tableaus that contain five cards each.
Odds of winning: Fifty-fifty
Win about 1 in 2 games (50%).
Skill Level: Mostly Skill
Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of luck is involved.
How to Play Grounds For Divorce
Build tableaus down regardless of suit. Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed. Move sequences built down by the same suit together. Fill empty tableaus with valid sequences. Stock deals one to each tableau if none are empty.
In Grounds For Divorce the goal is to discard cards by making complete runs from King through to Ace. Once you have created a complete run of the same suit, the cards are discarded. You win when there are no more cards remaining.
- There are ten tableaus.
- Initially containing four cards face down and one card face up in each tableau.
- The tableaus build down regardless of suit. Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed.
- For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♠, Q♥, Q♣ and Q♦. Starting with the J♥ the following sequence may build on top 10♠ 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
- Sequences of cards built down by the same suit may move together as a group.
- Any card or valid sequence of cards may move together to fill an empty tableau.
- The stock deals one card face up to each tableau when tapped.
- Every tableau must have at least one card before dealing from the stock. A single pass through the stock is permitted. Redeals are not possible. Once on the tableau, cards remain until used in a valid move.
There is one game with similar play style to Grounds For Divorce:
- Incompatibility - Adds eight foundations. Win by moving all to the foundations.