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Lower 48 Solitaire

Lower 48 is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are eight tableaus that contain five cards each. The objective is to build the eight foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: Very High

Win about 3 in 4 games (80%).

Skill: Mostly Skill

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

Game Objective

Move all cards to the eight foundations.

Foundation

  • There are eight 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

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

Stock

  • A single redeal of the waste back into the stock is permitted. Allowing for two complete passes through the stock.
  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

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

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