Congress Solitaire is a challenging 2 deck game, tha requires luck and skill. It has similarities to Corona, but is quite unique in how it plays out.
The aim of Congress is to build 8 ascending suit-sequences in the foundation zone.
How to Play
Congress is a 2 deck game.
The opening tableau has:
- 8 foundation stacks in the center
- 8 surrounding manoeuvre stacks, and
- a talon.
Clicking the talon will move a single card to the waste pile. You can only cycle through the talon once.
Cards can be moved in the manoeuvre zone if they are the 1 less in rank, regardless of suit.
When a manoeuvre zone becomes empty, a card is automatically taken from the top of the waste pile. If the waste pile is empty, a card is automatically taken from the talon. If the talon is empty, you can move a card from any other stack.
Only a single card can be moved at any time. Stacks can not be moved as a whole.
Be particularly selective about when you empty a column, because it will be automatically filled from the top of the waste. Whatever card is there can make a big difference to the outcome of the game.
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
At this stage the available moves are:
- Moving the Jack of hearts onto the Queen of Diamonds.
- Moving either of the tens onto the Jack of hearts.
- Moving either of the nines onto either of the tens.
We'll move the Jack of hearts.
The game now looks like this:
Now we'll move the 10 of clubs...
This has revealed the Ace of clubs, which we'll move straight to a foundation...
Although there are other moves available now, in this example we'll click the stock, which moves a card to the waste...
The card from from the talon was an Ace, which we will also move to a foundation straight away...