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Sweet Sixteen Solitaire

Sweet Sixteen is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are sixteen tableaus that each initially contain one cards each.

Odds of winning: High

Win about 2 in 3 games (66%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Sweet Sixteen

Game Objective

To win, empty the stock.

Tableau Rules

  • There are sixteen tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 10♠ may move onto the J♦ and the 10♥ may move onto the J♣. Starting with the 10♥ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
  • Empty tableau spaces fill with a card from the stock.
  • The top card is movable.

Strategy & Tips

3 tips for the best chance of winning Sweet Sixteen:

  1. When possible, immediately start to build on Kings. As you cannot build around-the-corner (King onto Ace) they can never be moved to free up a space.
  2. Prefer to continue building on existing piles rather than starting new ones.
  3. Move cards from the smaller piles onto the larger ones when possible.

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