How to Play Khedive Solitaire

Khedive Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of Khedive is to build the eight foundation piles from the starting card in ascending order to 13 cards, in suit.


Deal 25 tableau cells with one card each into five rows, forming the tableau. The first row will have one card, and each row after will have two more cards than the previous row, forming a pyramid. Leave room for eight foundation piles. Place the remaining deck face down to form the stock.

Khedive Solitaire set up: card layout
Khedive Solitaire card layout set up picture

Game Play

First, pick any card from the tableau and place it above the tableau to form the first foundation pile. This will determine the starting rank of the other seven foundation piles. Once each of the other starting cards become available, move them above the tableau to form a foundation pile. Foundation piles are built from the starting card in ascending order, and in suit, until each pile contains 13 cards. Aces may be played on kings to continue the sequence. To play a card onto a foundation pile, it must be one rank higher and of the same suit as the top card of the pile it is being played onto.

All cards in the tableau are available for play onto a foundation pile. When a tableau cell becomes empty, it is immediately filled by the top card of the waste pile or the top card of the stock if the waste pile is empty. Each tableau cell may only hold one card.

When there are no more available moves the player wants to make, flip the top card of the stock over to form or add to the waste pile. When the stock is depleted and there are no more moves, the game is over.

To Win

Khedive is won if all cards are built onto the eight foundation piles. If there are no more moves after the stock is depleted, and the eight foundation piles are not built up to 13 cards, the game is lost.

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