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San Juan Hill Solitaire

San Juan Hill is played with two standard decks (104 cards). The eight foundations each contain an Ace. There are ten tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to move all cards to the eight foundations by building them up by the same suit.

How to Play San Juan Hill

Build hills up by the same suit. Build rough riderss down by the same suit. Fill empty rough riderss with any card. Stock deals one to waste without redeals.

Game Objective

The goal of San Juan Hill 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.

Hill Rules

  • There are eight hills.
  • Initially containing an Ace in each hill.
  • The hills build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♠ the following sequence may build on top 9♠ 10♠ J♠ Q♠.

Rough Riders Rules

  • There are ten rough riderss.
  • Initially containing four cards face up in each rough riders.
  • The rough riderss build down by the same suit.
  • For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♠ and the J♥ may move onto the Q♥. Starting with the J♠ the following sequence may build on top 10♠ 9♠ 8♠ 7♠.
  • The top card is movable.
  • Any single card may move to an empty rough riders.

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.