Queen of Tarot

The ancient wisdom of the cards

Five Aces

Tarock type. 1 deck. No redeal.

Object

Move all cards to the foundations.

Quick description

This is a Baker’s Dozen type game played with the 78 card Tarock deck. Piles build down in rank in alternate colors. The Trumps can play as either color. The five Aces are dealt to the foundations at the start of the game.

Rules

Rows build down in rank by alternate color with the Trumps playing as either color. A pile may be moved to another location but only a single card may be played on an empty row. Cards may be played from the foundations.

Strategy

Use the Trumps to open spots for suit cards.

Source

The rules for this game were pulled from the documentation for PySolFC, which is a free program released under GPL.

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