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Robie Solitaire

Robie is played with two standard decks (104 cards). The tableau starts empty. The objective is to move all cards to the eight foundations by building them up by the same suit.

Odds of winning: Fifty-fifty

Win about 1 in 2 games (50%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play Robie

Build foundations up by the same suit. Fill empty foundations with Aces. Build tableaus down by the same suit. Fill empty tableaus with any card. Stock deals one to waste without redeals.

Game Objective

The goal of Robie is to move all 104 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 eight foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are eight foundations.
  • The foundations are initially empty.
  • 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 may build on top 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ 10♥.
  • The top card is movable.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.

Tableau Rules

  • There are ten tableaus.
  • The tableaus are initially empty.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 9♠ may move onto the 10♠ and the 9♥ may move onto the 10♥. Starting with the 9♥ the following sequence may build on top 8♥ 7♥ 6♥ 5♥.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Any single card may move to an empty tableau.

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.

Similar Games

There are 6 games that have a similar play style to Robie:

  1. Corona - Empty tableaus automatically fill from the waste, then the stock then with any card. There are twelve tableaus. Initially containing three cards face up in each tableau.
  2. Courtyard - Empty tableaus automatically fill from the waste, then the stock then with any card. There are twelve tableaus. Initially containing one card face up in each tableau.
  3. Squadron - Adds three cells. Initially containing four cards face up in each tableau.
  4. Lucas - One deck. Empty foundations cannot be filled. There are four foundations. Initially containing an Ace in each foundation. There are thirteen tableaus.
  5. Indian - Build tableaus down by any other suit. Initially containing one card face down and two cards face up in each tableau.
  6. Midshipman - Build tableaus down by any other suit. There are nine tableaus. Initially containing two cards face down and two cards face up in each tableau.