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Will-o'-the-Wisp Solitaire

Will-o'-the-Wisp is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). There are seven tableaus that contain three cards each.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 5 games (19%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Will-o'-the-Wisp

Game Objective

Remove all the cards from the tableau. Build four complete sequences down by suit from King through to Ace.

Tableau Rules

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by rank regardless of suit. Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed.
  • For example the 6♠ may move onto the 7♠, 7♥, 7♣ and 7♦. Starting with the 6♥ the following sequence can build on top 5♠ 4♠ 3♦ 2♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to each of the tableaus when tapped. Every tableau must have at least one card before dealing from the stock.

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