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Smokey Solitaire

Smokey 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 3 games (35%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play Smokey

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations 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 can build on top 9♠ 10♠ J♠ Q♠.
  • Cards on the foundation may be moved.

Tableau Rules

  • 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 color.
  • For example the 5♠ may move onto the 6♥ and the 5♦. Starting with the 5♠ the following sequence can build on top 4♦ 3♣ 2♦ A♠.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • Two redeals of the waste back into the stock are permitted. Allowing for three complete passes through the stock.
  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste Rules

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

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