How to Play Heads and Tails Solitaire

Heads and tails solitiare requires you to build some foundation piles down in sequence, and other foundation piles up in seqeunce.

Heads and Tails Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of heads and tails solitaire is to free aces and kings, then build them in suit.


Deal out a row of eight cards, face up, referred to as the “heads” row. Underneath the “heads” row, deal out eight piles of 11 cards each, face down, these are the reserve piles. Underneath the reserve piles, deal out the last eight cards, face up, referred to as the “tails” row. The “heads” row, and the “tails” row are the tableau piles.

Game Play

Only the top card of each tableau pile is available for building on other tableau piles, or on the foundation piles. When an ace of each suit, or a king of each suit becomes available for play, remove them from the top of the piles to form the foundation piles.There will be four ace foundation piles, and four king foundation piles. The ace foundation piles build up to kings, in suit. The king foundation piles build down to ace, following suit.

Available cards may be played onto other tableau piles, as long as it is either one rank higher, or one rank lower, and of the same suit, than the card it is being played on. You may build in any direction on the tableau piles, and may switch direction at any time.

When a tableau pile becomes empty, it is filled by the top card of the reserve pile that it shares a column with, either directly underneath it, or directly above it. If a tableau pile is empty, and the reserve pile directly underneath it, or above it, is also empty, you may use the top card of any other reserve pile.

To Win

To win heads and tails solitaire, you must build all cards into the foundation piles. If the player runs out of moves before the foundation piles are built, heads and tails solitaire is lost.

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