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Lucky Piles Solitaire

Lucky Piles is an open game (all 52 cards are displayed face up at the beginning of the game). There are thirteen tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to build the four foundations up by the same suit.

Odds of winning: Very High

Win about 9 in 10 games (90%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of 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 6♠ may move onto the 5♠ and the 6♦ may move onto the 5♦. Starting with the 6♣ the following sequence can build on top 7♣ 8♣ 9♣ 10♣.

Tableau

  • There are thirteen tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build both up and down by rank regardless of suit. For example the 10♠ may move onto the 9♥ or the J♣. Starting with the 10♥ the following sequence can build on top J♠ Q♠ J♦ 9♣.
  • The top card is movable.

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