How to Play Aces and Kings Solitaire

Aces and kings solitaire has the player build eight foundation piles, four up in sequence, and four down in sequence. Suits do not matter in this solitaire game.

Aces and Kings Solitaire Rules

| Players: 1 | Type: Solitaire | Supplies: 2 Decks |


The objective of aces and kings is to build the four ace foundation piles up to kings, regardless of suit, and the four king foundation piles down to aces, regardless of suit, with a total of eight foundation piles.


Shuffle the two decks together. Deal out two columns of 13 cards each, these are the reserve piles. Deal a row of four cards face up next to each other, this is the tableau. Place the remaining deck upside to form the stock, flip the top card over to form the waste pile.

Game Play

There are eight foundation piles, four ace foundation piles that are built from ace up to king in sequence, regardless of suits, and four king foundation piles that build down from kings to ace in sequence, regardless of suit. Only the top card of each reserve pile may be used, and it may only go into a foundation pile. When a card from a reserve pile is used, the next card in the reserve pile is immediately available for play.

The four cards in the tableau may be used to go in a foundation pile. When a card from the tableau goes into the foundation pile, the next card in the stock replaces the empty slot. You may only pass through the stock one time. When you flip a card from the stock, it goes on top of the waste pile next to the stock. The top card from the waste pile is always available for play.

You may not build up the tableau piles, only one card is allowed at a time in each slot. Cards may go from one foundation pile to another as long as it is the correct rank for the pile it is going to.

To Win

When all cards are in the foundation piles, the game is won. If the foundation piles are not completed, and there are no more available moves, the game is lost.

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