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Leap Year Solitaire

Leap Year is played with four standard decks (208 cards). The sixteen foundations each contain an Ace. There are eight tableaus that contain one cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the sixteen foundations by building them up regardless of suit.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 50 games (2%).

Skill Level: Mostly Luck

Winning is mostly determined by luck. A small amount of skill is involved.

How to Play Leap Year

Build foundations up regardless of suit. No building on the tableau. Stock deals one to each tableau.

Game Objective

The goal of Leap Year is to move all 208 cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up regardless of suit that start with an Ace and end with a King. You win when the sixteen foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are sixteen foundations.
  • Initially containing an Ace in each foundation.
  • The foundations build up regardless of suit.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 5♠, 5♥, 5♣ and 5♦. Starting with the 6♥ the following sequence may build on top 7♠ 8♠ 9♦ 10♣.

Tableau Rules

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • Initially containing one card face up in each tableau.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the tableaus remain empty until more cards move from the stock.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to each tableau when tapped.
  • A single pass through the stock is permitted. Redeals are not possible. Once on the tableau, cards remain until used in a valid move.

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There is one game with similar play style to Leap Year:

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