Black Hole Solitaire Rules

Black Hole SolitaireBlack Hole is a game derived from Golf Solitaire, and invented by David Parlett.

Number of Decks: 1 (52 cards)

Initial Layout: Place the ace of spades in the center of the table as the start of a single foundation. Deal the remainder of the cards into seventeen three-card fans, surrounding the ace.

Object: Build all the cards onto the single foundation.

Play: Only the top (exposed) card of each fan is available for play. Build the foundation up or down regardless of suit. Ranking is continuous between ace and king (e.g. Q-K-A-2).

If you manage to move all the cards to the foundation (to "suck them into the black hole", using the metaphor of the title), you win!

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Games Featuring Black Hole Solitaire

BVS Solitaire Collection
Pretty Good Solitaire
Solavant

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