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Swiss Solitaire

Swiss is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). The objective is to build the four foundations up by the same suit. Wrapping around is allowed.

Odds of winning: Good

Win about 3 in 7 games (45%).

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Swiss

Game Objective

The goal of Swiss is to move all 52 cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up by suit. Sequences may be built around-the-corner. You win when the four foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • A Two may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit. Foundations can build around-the-corner (an Ace may move onto a King).
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 5♠ and the 6♦ may move onto the 5♦. Starting with the J♦ the following sequence can build on top Q♦ K♦ A♦ 2♦.
  • Cards on the foundation may be moved.

Tableau Rules

  • There are nine tableaus.
  • An Ace may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors. Tableaus can build around-the-corner (a King may move onto an Ace).
  • For example the J♠ may move onto the Q♦ and the J♥. Starting with the 3♠ the following sequence can build on top 2♦ A♣ K♥ Q♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by alternating color can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • 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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