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Waxing Moon Solitaire

Waxing Moon is played with two standard decks (104 cards). There are twelve tableaus that contain four cards each. The objective is to build the eight foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 100 games (1%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

Game Objective

Move all cards to the eight foundations.

Foundation

  • There are eight foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 6♠ and the 7♦ may move onto the 6♦. Starting with the 7♣ the following sequence can build on top 8♣ 9♣ 10♣ J♣.

Tableau

  • There are twelve tableaus.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the 9♠ may move onto the 10♠ and the 9♥ may move onto the 10♥. Starting with the 9♣ the following sequence can build on top 8♣ 7♣ 6♣ 5♣.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The top card is movable.

Stock

  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

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

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