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Streets and Alleys Solitaire

Streets and Alleys is an open game with all 52 cards dealt at the beginning of play. Seven cards are dealt to each of the first four tableaus and six to the remaining four. The tableaus may be built down by any suit, with only the top card of each being eligible for play. The objective is to build the four foundations up by suit.

Difficulty: Average

Rules provide a challenge.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 3 in 43 games (7%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Balanced

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♠.

Tableau

  • There are eight tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down regardless of suit.
  • 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♠ A♠.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The top card is movable.

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