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Saratoga Solitaire

Saratoga is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). 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: Luck and Skill

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 5♠ may move onto the 4♠ and the 5♦ may move onto the 4♦. Starting with the 5♠ the following sequence can build on top 6♠ 7♠ 8♠ 9♠.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♦ and the 6♥. Starting with the 6♠ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 4♦ 3♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color can move together as a group.

Stock

  • An unlimited number of passes through the stock is permitted. There is no restriction on how many times the waste can be redealt to the stock.
  • The stock deals three cards face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

  • There is one waste.
  • The top card is movable.

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