Indian Solitaire Rules

Indian SolitaireIndian is a variation of Forty Thieves, differing in that the tableau consists of ten columns of three cards each (as opposed to 40 cards in Forty Thieves), and the bottom card of each column is dealt face down (in Forty Thieves all cards are dealt face-up). In addition, cards are built down by any suit other than its own.

Number of Decks: 2 (104 cards)

Initial Layout: Begin by dealing 30 cards to the tableau, as ten piles of three cards each, spread out vertically so that all cards are visible. The first row is dealt face-down, and the top two rows are dealt face-up. Leave space for eight foundation piles above the tableau. The remaining cards form the stock, and are held in a single face-down pile. Also reserve space for a single wastepile.

Object: The object of the game is to build all eight foundations up in suit from ace to king.

Play: Within the tableau, cards are built down and in any suit other than its own. Only the top card of each tableau pile is available for play. Only one card at a time may be moved, either to a foundation or to another tableau pile. Spaces within the tableau may be filled with any card.

The top card of the stock is available for play to a foundation or to a tableau pile, or may be put on the wastepile. The top card of the waste pile is also available for play to a foundation or to a tableau pile. There is no redeal.

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Games Featuring Indian Solitaire

BVS Solitaire Collection
Pretty Good Solitaire