Number Ten Solitaire Rules
Number Ten is a variation of Forty Thieves, differing in that within each tableau pile, the bottom two cards are dealt face-down, and the top two are dealt face-up. Tableaus are built down in alternating colors. Sequences may be moved in part or in whole.
Number of Decks: 2 (104 cards)
Initial Layout: Begin by dealing 36 cards to the tableau, as nine piles of four cards each, spread out vertically so that all cards are visible. Deal the two bottom cards of each pile face down, and the top two cards 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 alternating colors. Cards may be one at a time or in proper groups between tableau piles. 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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