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King Albert Solitaire

King Albert is an open game (all 52 cards are displayed face up at the beginning of the game). The objective is to build the four foundations up by the same suit.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 10 games (10%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: All Skill

Winning is determined by skill. Little to no luck is involved.

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♣ the following sequence can build on top 9♣ 10♣ J♣ Q♣.
  • Cards on the foundation may be moved.

Tableau

  • There are nine tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 9♠ may move onto the 10♦ and the 9♥ may move onto the 10♣. Starting with the 9♥ the following sequence can build on top 8♠ 7♦ 6♣.
  • The top card is movable.

Reserve

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

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