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Penguin SoliTaire!

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Penguin SoliTaire! Rules:

Goal

Move all cards to the four Foundation piles from Ace to King in the same suit.

The Deal

Using one deck, three cards of the same rank are randomly dealt in the first three Foundations. The fourth card of the Foundation rank is placed at the top of the first Column. The remaining cards are dealt face up evenly to the seven Columns so that each Column has seven cards.

Foundations

Foundations are built UP and IN SUIT starting with a random rank and continuing until each Foundation has 13 cards. The Foundations will wrap from King to Ace when necessary.

The fourth Foundation must start with the same ranked card as the other three Foundations.

Columns

Columns must be built DOWN in the SAME SUIT. For example, a 7 of Hearts can only be placed on the 8 of Hearts.

The topmost card in any Column may be moved. Also, built sequences of cards such as the 10, 9, and 8 of Spades may be moved (onto a Jack of Spades.)

Empty Columns may only be filled with a card (or sequence of cards headed by a card) that is one rank less than the Foundation starting rank. For example, if the starting Foundation rank is a 10, then only 9's can fill an empty Column. When the starting Foundation card is an Ace, then Kings will start empty Columns.

Reserves

The are seven Reserves that act as a holding place for any card at any time. These Reserve places start the game empty.

Game Notes

SoliTaire! Network's version of Penguin supports a "Supermove" where you may move more than one card at a time as long as the move would have been possible had it been done moving a single card at a time also.

Currently, there are certain situations where the game doesn't allow a supermove that is valid. We will work on improving the game until this problem is resolved.

Penguin Solitaire rules created by David Parlett.

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