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Mystique Solitaire

Mystique is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are seven tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the four foundations by building them up by the same suit.

How to Play Mystique

Game Objective

The goal of Mystique is to move all fifty-two cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up by the same suit that start with an Ace and end with a King. You win when the four foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • The foundations are initially empty.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 3♠ may move onto the 2♠ and the 3♦ may move onto the 2♦. Starting with the 3♣ the following sequence may build on top 4♣ 5♣ 6♣ 7♣.
  • The top card is movable.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.

Tableau Rules

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • Initially containing four rows alternating between face down and up.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating color.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♦ and the 6♥ may move onto the 7♣. Starting with the 6♥ the following sequence may build on top 5♠ 4♦ 3♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color may move together as a group.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau.

Reserve Rules

  • There is one reserve.
  • Initially containing eleven cards face up in the reserve.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Once empty the reserve remains 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.