- Alternation Solitaire
Alternation Solitaire game info
- Decks: Two decks (104 cards)
- Game time: Long
- Change of winning: Very low
- Also known as: Alternations Solitaire
The goal in Alternation Solitaire is to move all 104 cards to the eight foundations.
Layout & deal
Each of the seven tableau piles is dealt seven cards. The cards in a pile are dealt alternating between face-up and face-down, which explains the name of the game.
The rest of the cards goes face-down in the stock.
The tableau is built in descending order and by alternating colors (e.g. a red 9 can go on a black 10). Correctly ordered sequences of cards can be moved as a group. When face-down cards don’t have any cards left on top of them, they are flipped automatically. Empty tableau piles can only be filled with a King or a sequence of cards starting with a King.
You can click the stock to flip a card to the waste pile. Cards from the waste pile can be moved to the tableau or to the foundation. There is no redeal of the stock once it runs out.
The foundations are built by suit in ascending order, going from Ace to King.
- Try to flip cards in the tableau when you can.
- There is no redeal of the stock, so move cards from the waste pile to the tableau if you can. In the tableau you can move sequences of cards, so they should not block you.
- Try to find the aces to start building your foundations as early as possible.