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Minerva Solitaire

Minerva is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are seven tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to build the four foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 1 in 4 games (25%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

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 7♠ may move onto the 6♠ and the 7♦ may move onto the 6♦. Starting with the 7♣ the following sequence can build on top 8♣ 9♣ 10♣ J♣.

Tableau

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • 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♣.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color can move together as a group.

Reserve

  • There is one reserve.
  • 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.