Hamlet Solitaire

Hamlet Solitaire

Hamlet Solitaire is a two deck solitaire card game. In Hamlet, the two decks are dealt into 13 piles of 8 cards each. There are 8 foundations where the player must build up the cards from Ace to King by suit. Only the top card in each pile may be moved. The cards in the piles are built down regardless of suit. The player wins when all 104 cards have been moved to the foundations.

How to play Hamlet

Hamlet Solitaire is played with 2 decks of cards, and begins with all 104 cards being dealt into 13 piles of 8 cards. The first card is dealt face down, and all other cards are dealt face up. If there are any Kings dealt in the face up cards in a pile, they are automatically moved to the bottom of each pile. The player may move the top card in any of the 13 piles. He can move that card to the foundations building up from Ace to King by suit, or to the other piles building down regardless of suit. When all the cards in a pile have been removed, the pile no longer exists and can not be used. A good strategy is to try and free the aces to move to the foundations as soon as possible. Also, it is a good idea to leave one card in a pile as long as possible, so that you use it to move around other cards.

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