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Links Solitaire

Links is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards).

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 20 games (5%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Links

Pair cards that add up to thirteen. Discard Kings individually. Stock deals one to waste without redeals.

Game Objective

In Links the goal is to discard cards by pairing cards together. You win when there are no more cards remaining to pair.

Tableau Rules

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • Initially containing a custom layout.
  • Pair cards that add up to thirteen regardless of their suit. Kings can discard on their own and do not pair with another card.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the tableaus remain empty.

Stock Rules

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

Waste Rules

  • There is one waste.
  • The waste is initially empty.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the waste remains empty until more cards move from the stock.