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:
- 12 manoeuvre stacks, with 4 cards in each
- 4 foundation stacks, that start with the Aces.
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:
The following moves are possible:
- 2 of Hearts up to the foundation.
- 8 of Diamonds onto the 9 of Clubs
Start by moving the 2 of Hearts...
This exposes the Jack of Hearts.
We can now move the 10 of Clubs onto the Jack...
And then we can move the Jack & 10 sequence onto the Queen of Spades...
Later on in the game, we empty a column...
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...