How to Play Beehive Solitaire

Beehive solitaire is a solitaire matching card game.

Beehive Solitaire Rules

| Players: 1 | Type: Solitaire | Supplies: 1 Deck |


The objective of beehive solitaire is to get all the cards into matching sets of four based on rank.


Make a stack of ten face up cards, this is called the beehive. Then, lay out two rows of three face up cards to make a grid of six cards. The remaining deck is placed face down in front of you.

Game Play

Cards are matched within the six card grid. The order of priority for matching cards in the grid is as follows:

  1. 1.) From other cards
  2. 2.) The beehive
  3. 3.) The decks discard pile

The game starts by making any available matches from within the grid by stacking similar ranked cards onto each other. Whenever you get a set of four matching cards in one stack, remove that stack from the game. When a space opens up in the six card grid, from either removing a completed stack or matching cards within the grid, the top card from the beehive takes this space. After all matches are made from within the grid and using the top card of the beehive, the face down deck is then used. Take the top three cards from the deck and flip them face up into a discard pile. If the top card of the discard pile can be matched to any stack in the grid, do so, otherwise, flip another three cards onto the discard pile. When the deck runs out, flip the discard pile over and continue to flip through the deck in increments of three, trying to use the top card of the discard pile.

When the beehive runs out, or can't be used and there is available space on the grid, the top card of the discard pile is then used to fill any empty spaces.

To Win

When the player gets the entire deck into matching stacks of four, the player wins. If the player runs out of moves and has not completed every stack, the player loses.

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