Play the card game Agnes Solitaire, (also known as Agnes Patience). It is a single player card game that is a variant of the very popular card game Klondike (Solitaire/Patience). It is played using a single pack of 52 playing cards without jokers.
The first twenty eight cards are dealt into the tableau of seven columns to form an inverted triangle and the top card is turned face-up (just like in Klondike). The next card is then placed face-up in the first of the four foundations. The rank of this card becomes the starting rank for placing cards into the foundation for the other three suits. Foundations are built in ascending rank by suit, wrapping from King to Ace.
Next seven cards are dealt face-up in a row of seven columns above the tableau. This is known as the reserve. Cards can only be moved from the reserve to the tableau or foundations.
The game plays in a similar way to Klondike, except that the empty spaces can only be filled with the card a rank lower than the foundation starting rank (unless otherwise changed in the game settings).
The columns on the tableau are built down in descending rank in either alternating red/black colours, or the same colour depending on the game settings.
When no moves are available another set of seven cards can be dealt from the stock to the reserve, until there are no remaining cards in the stock.
The object of the game is to move all the cards to the foundations.
The following game settings are available:
Empty space rule
- Rank one less than foundation
- Any card
- Do not fill
Build tableu rule
- Alternate red and black
- Same colour
- Only allow groups of the same suit to be moved together