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Dogmelon Solitaire Game Rules - Martha Solitaire


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Martha Solitaire

Martha Solitaire is a variation of Klondike Solitaire, with an interesting twist- half of the cards in the tableau are face down, with the other half face up.


The aim of Martha Solitaire is to build ascending suit sequences, in the foundation zone.

How to Play:

The opening tableau has:


In the manoeuvre zone, form descending sequences of alternate color. Multiple cards forming a run can be moved at once.

Although multiple cards can be moved in one go, only a single card can be moved into an empty column.


Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:

Martha Solitaire 1

The following moves are possible:

Start by moving the 2 of Hearts...

Martha Solitaire 2

This exposes the Jack of Hearts.

We can now move the 10 of Clubs onto the Jack...

Martha Solitaire 3

And then we can move the Jack & 10 sequence onto the Queen of Spades...

Martha Solitaire 4

Later on in the game, we empty a column...

Martha Solitaire 5

The rules in Martha state that you can't move a sequence to an empty column (For example, we can't move the Queen, Jack, 10, 9) sequence. Instead we can only move one card...

Martha Solitaire 6