How to Play Carlton Solitaire

Carlton solitaire is a two deck patience game that is quick to learn but difficult to beat.

Carlton Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of carlton solitaire is to build the foundation piles from ace to king in suit.


Deal out eight tableau piles face up, where each pile has one more card than the last pile. The first pile will have one card, the second pile two cards, and so on until the eighth pile has eight cards. Place the remaining deck face down to form the stock.

Game Play

When an ace becomes available, it is moved above the tableau to form a foundation pile. There will be eight foundation piles. Foundation piles are built from ace to king, in suit. No foundation pile may have more than 13 cards.

The top card of each tableau pile is available for play onto a foundation pile, or onto another tableau pile. Tableau piles may be built down in sequence and alternating color. To play a card onto another tableau pile it must be one rank lower and of the opposite color. A card or group of cards in the proper sequence may be moved from tableau pile to tableau pile.

When a tableau pile is empty, it may be filled by any available card or group of cards in the proper sequence. When there are no more moves, deal out one card from the stock, face up, to each tableau pile.

To Win

To win carlton Solitaire, all cards must be dealt into the foundation piles.

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