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Quick Solitaire Games

Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore

NESTOR

All you need is a standard deck of 52 cards and a small table space to play this game. You will find out soon enough whether you can win at this game. You are aiming to get rid of all 52 cards by matching them in pairs.

Deal six rows of seven cards each, with the cards overlapping. Whether you deal up and down or across is up to you. Then take the ten remaining cards and deal them one by one, and not overlapping, at the bottom of the rows.

The cards that are available for play are the ten cards on the bottom and the cards on the bottoms of the rows. If a card is overlapped by any other card, it is not available for play.

The object is to match the cards in pairs to take them off the board; 2 and 2, 4 and 4, etc. Suits do not matter here as you are matching values, not suits.

The odds of winning this game are slim, but if you love a challenge, this is a great game to play.


FLOWER GARDEN

All you need is a standard 52 card deck to play this game. You'll also need a little time to play it.

Deal 5 overlapping cards in 6 rows for a total of 30 cards. The cards available are the ones at the bottoms of the rows.

The remaining cards get fanned out at the bottom of the playing area. Any of these cards are available for play at any time.

The object is to build from Aces to Kings in their respective suits. In other words, there is no putting a 2 of hearts on an A of spades; or a 3 of clubs on a 4 of diamonds. There would be no challenge in that kind of a game. In order to win the game, all four suits of Aces through Kings must be built on their own foundations.

If you have Aces in the bottom row of fanned out cards, that is a wonderful start. Feel free to move them to their foundations. If 2's are not readily available to play on their matching Aces, you will need to free them up from the column part of your tableau.

Remember, the only available cards for play at any time are the bottom cards of the row and the fanned out cards at the bottom. Whole columns or partial columns cannot be moved at one time; even if they are correct in sequence.
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