Willow is an open game (all 52 cards are displayed face up at the beginning of the game). The objective is to move all cards to the four foundations by building them up by the same suit.
How to Play Willow
Build foundations up by the same suit. Fill empty foundations with Aces. Build tableaus down by alternating color. Move sequences built down by alternating color together. Fill empty tableaus with valid sequences. Build fans with equal rank regardless of suit.
The goal of Willow is to move all fifty-two cards to the foundation piles. You achieve this by building sequences of cards up by the same suit that start with an Ace and end with a King. You win when the four foundations each contain a complete sequence of thirteen cards.
- There are four foundations.
- The foundations are initially empty.
- The foundations build up by the same suit.
- For example the 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♦ the following sequence may build on top 5♦ 6♦ 7♦ 8♦.
- An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
- There are seven tableaus.
- Initially containing a Klondike layout with all cards face up.
- The tableaus build down by alternating color.
- For example the 7♠ may move onto the 8♦ and the 7♥ may move onto the 8♣. Starting with the 7♥ the following sequence may build on top 6♠ 5♦ 4♣.
- Sequences of cards built down by alternating color may move together as a group.
- Any card or valid sequence of cards may move together to fill an empty tableau.
- There are four fans.
- Initially containing six cards face up in each fan.
- The fans build with equal rank regardless of suit.
- For example the J♠ may move onto the J♥, J♣ or the J♦.
- The top card is movable.
- Once empty the fans remain empty.
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