Dick's Games of Patience; Or, Solitaire with Cards

Dick's Games of Patience; Or, Solitaire with Cards

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...are represented to have been dealt, but in playing a game some of the foundations would by that time have been begun. THE CHATELAINE. TWO COMPLETE PACKS OF CARDS. RULES. I. The uppermost card of any of the four auxiliary packets is available. If no suitable card can be found on the auxiliary packets, then, and only then, are you permitted to draw on the cards in the Chatelaine for suitable cards. Note.--It would be poor play to use cards from the Chatelaine when the uppermost cards of the auxiliary packets could be employed for the same purpose, even if this be permitted by the rule, for unless the auxiliary cards are well distributed, the Patience can not be successful. II. The foundations do not follow suit. PLAY. Remove the eight aces from the two packs and place them as shown in the pattern tableau. These are the foundations, and families are built upon them in ascending sequence regardless of suit. Above the foundations, arrange in a row four packets of twelve cards each. Continue dealing the cards one by one and arrange them in a semicircle of twelve packets, thus: all the twos are placed, as they appear, in the left-hand packet, the threes in the next, and so on up to the kings on the right. This semicircle is called the Chatelaine. After the cards have all been dealt, build up the foundations (Rules I. and II.), the object of the Patience being to build the families from the ace up to the king. No re-deal. 89 LA NIVERNAISE. TWO ENTIRE PACKS OF CARDS. RULES. I. The Line is to consist of six packets, of which the uppermost card of each is alone available, until by its removal the one beneath is released--the card which is uppermost at the time being always the available one. II. As many cards in each of the packets forming the Line may be...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592948
  • 9781236592941