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New York Solitaire

New York is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are eight tableaus that contain one cards each. The objective is to build the eight foundations up by the same suit. Wrapping around is allowed.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 1 in 3 games (33%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play New York

Game Objective

The goal of New York is to move all 104 cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up by suit. Sequences may be built around-the-corner. You win when the eight foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are eight foundations.
  • Any card may serve as the initial base rank for an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit. Foundations can build around-the-corner (an Ace may move onto a King).
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the J♠ the following sequence can build on top Q♠ K♠ A♠ 2♠.

Tableau Rules

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 5♠ may move onto the 6♦ and the 5♥ may move onto the 6♣. Starting with the 5♥ the following sequence can build on top 4♠ 3♦ 2♣.
  • The top card is movable.

Stock Rules

  • The top card is movable.

Waste Rules

  • There are three wastes.
  • The top card of the stock may move to a waste pile.
  • The top card is movable.

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