Crazy Quilt Solitaire
Crazy Quilt Solitaire is a unusual game, with a very unique tableau. The rules are quite simple, but the game can require considerable strategy to win.
To build 8 same suit rows in the foundation.
How to Play:
Crazy Quilt has 8 foundation stacks. 4 on the left, which build up from Ace, and 4 on the right, which build down from King.
There is a stock, which can be dealt from at any time, and recycled as many times as needed.
There is basically only one rule- Cards can be moved from the tableau onto the foundation if atleast one of the "skinny" edges is unblocked.
Don't automatically play cards from the stock. Playing a card from the stock may stop that card from being playable later in the tableau.
If it comes down to a choice between 2 cards to remove (eg both 5 of Diamonds), and one isn't blocking any other cards, then alway chose the card that is blocking other cards.
Crazy Quilt Solitaire Example:
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
Only cards with a "skinny" edge free can be moved.
So for example, on the bottom row, you could move:
- 3 of Clubs
- Queen of Spades
- Jack of Hearts
- 2 of Diamonds
- 10 of Clubs
Of these, only the Queen of Spades can be moved (onto the King of Spades), and the 2 of Diamonds (onto the Ace of Diamonds)
Lets move the Queen of Spades...
Now the 6 of spades has a skinny edge free, so it can also be moved, although it isn't playable onto the foundation yet.
We now might move the 2 of Diamonds on the top row...
Which opens up the 2 of Spades and the 8 of Spades.
We could now play the 2 of spades...
Which continues to open up the board.