Rules for Double Klondike

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Also known as Gargantua. This is a two deck version of Klondike. Other similar games in Solitaire Plus include Canfield.






Forty-five cards dealt in nine tableau piles.
The number of cards per pile increases from one to nine from left to right.
The top card of each pile is face up (exposed), the rest are face down (hidden).




Build exposed cards down in value and alternating suit color.
The top card of a pile is always available for play on a foundation.
Exposed cards built down in value and alternating suit color can be moved as a unit if the bottommost card of the pile may be built on top of another pile.
Whenever the exposed cards of a pile are cleared away, the next card is exposed and becomes available for play.
A space made by clearing away an entire pile may be filled by only a King (plus the cards, if any, built on the King).




Turn up cards from the stock one or three at a time (see Variations below) in a discard pile.
The top card of the discard pile is available for play on foundations or tableau piles.
Unused cards in the discard pile are recycled after the stock is depleted.




Move the eight Aces to the row above the tableau as they are made available.
Build the foundations in ascending suit sequence from Ace to King.


To Win


Move all the cards to the foundations.



Available Variations:


Use the popup menu (accessible via a right mouse button click) to select either one-card or three-card draw. Once a game is started, the number to draw cannot be altered without starting a new game.



There is no limit on the number of times the stock may be recycled if cards are drawn three at a time. If only one card is drawn from the stock, then the stock may only be recycled once, for a total of two passes through the stock.


Scoring: One point for each card moved to a foundation. Maximum score is 104.


Chance of Winning: 1 in 3 games.


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