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Grandfather's Clock

This game is interesting more for its attractive tableau than for its intellectual challenge. The success rate is high, and it requires only a small amount of skill. It does require some care.

Aim:

To build ascending suit sequences in the foundation zone, until the rank of each foundation stack corresponds to that position on the clock.

How to Play:

The opening tableau has:

Cards can be moved in the manoeuvre zone if they are 1 less in rank, regardless of suit.

If an manoeuvre stack is emptied, then a card from the top of any other manoeuvre stack may be moved to the empty position.

Cards can be moved to the foundation zone if they are 1 more in rank, and the same suit.

The foundation stacks are circular, wrapping from King to Ace.

Example:

The initial tableau may look like this:

Grandfathers Clock Solitaire 1

Some starting moves:

Grandfathers Clock Solitaire 2

Continuing the game, the final tableau counts around from 1 to 12, similar to an actual clock face:

Grandfathers Clock Solitaire 3