How to Play Ali Baba Solitaire

Ali baba is a straight forward solitaire deck using one deck of playing cards.

Ali Baba Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of ali baba is to build the foundation piles from ace to king to suit.


Remove the aces from the deck and place them in a row to start the four foundation piles. Deal out a row of ten tableau piles, with four face up cards per pile. Place the remaining cards face down to form the stock.

Ali Baba Solitaire set up: card layout
Ali Baba Solitaire card layout set up picture

Game Play

The foundation piles are built in sequence from ace to king in suit. The top card of the waste and top card of each tableau pile are available for play onto the foundation piles.

The top card of each tableau pile and the waste pile are available for play. Tableau piles can be built down in sequence in the same suit. One card or group of cards in the proper sequence can be moved from tableau pile to tableau pile. When a tableau pile becomes empty, it may be filled with any available card or proper sequence of cards.

When there are no more available moves, flip the top card of the stock over to form or add to the waste pile.

To Win

To win ali baba solitaire, all cards must be built onto the foundation piles in proper sequence from ace to king with each foundation pile only having 13 cards of the same suit. If the player runs out of moves after the stock is depleted and before all foundation piles are built, ali baba is lost.

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