How to Play Vague Solitaire

Vague solitaire is a unique solitaire game since the foundation piles starting cards are determined by the player.

Vague Solitaire Rules

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


The objective of vague solitaire, is to build up the foundation piles. However, the foundation piles are uncertain at the start.


Deal out 18 cards, face up, each card forming a tableau pile. Place the remaining deck face down to form the stock.

Vague Solitaire set up: card layout
Vague Solitaire card layout set up picture

Game Play

There are 18 tableau piles. Tableau piles may only ever contain one card. When a tableau pile becomes empty, it is filled with the top card of the stock. All cards in the tableau are available for play.

There are four foundation slots above the tableau that start empty. Any card from the tableau may be used to start a foundation pile. There may only be one foundation pile per suit. Foundation piles are built from the starting card, up in suit, until all cards in that suit have been added to that pile. Aces round the corner, you may place an ace on a king to continue the sequence. Any card may be added to a foundation pile as long as it is one rank above and of the same suit as the card it is being played on.

To Win

To win vague solitaire, each foundation pile must be completely built up from the starting card and have all 13 cards of that suit in it. If you run out of moves before the foundation piles are built, vague solitaire is lost.

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