How to Play Indian Solitaire

Indian solitaire is a solitaire game that uses two decks of playing cards, with a twist on tableau building. Tableaus may be built down in suit, however two suits can't touch when building.

Indian Solitaire Rules

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


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


Deal out ten tableau piles, with three cards each, the first card is face down, the top two are face up. Place the remaining deck face down to form the stock.

Game Play

When an ace becomes available, move it above the tableau to form a foundation pile. There are two foundation piles per suit. Foundation piles are built up in sequence from ace to king. No more than 13 cards per foundation pile are allowed.

The top card of the waste pile and each tableau pile are available for play. Tableau piles may be built down in sequence in any suit except for the suit of the top card of the tableau pile. You may never build the tableau piles down and have two of the same suits touching. A card or group of cards in the proper sequence may be moved from one tableau pile to another.

When a tableau pile becomes empty, it may be filled by any available card or group of cards in the same sequence. When there are no more moves you want to make, flip over the top card of the stock to form or add to the waste pile.

To Win

To win Indian solitaire, all eight foundation piles must be built from ace to king in suit.

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