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Westcliff is a variation of Klondike Solitaire. It's considerably easier though, and most deals can be won.
The aim of Westcliff is to build 4 ascending suit sequences, in the foundation zone.
How to Play:
The opening tableau has:
- 1 Talon, with 22 cards.
- 10 manoeuvre stacks, of 3 cards.
- 4 foundation stacks
In the manoeuvre zone, cards can be moved in descending rank, as long as they are different colors.
So for example, any Black 6 can be moved onto a Red 7.
Piles of cards can be moved, as long as they are in sequence.
Only a King (with or without a pile) can move onto an empty manoeuvre stack.
The game is won when all cards are moved into the foundation zone.
Cards are dealt from the talon one at a time, and there is no redeal.
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
If we move the aces to the foundation, and then the 3 of clubs onto the 4 of hearts, the ace of diamonds will be uncovered, and can be moved to the foundation as well...
Now we can move the 4 of hearts and 3 of clubs at the same time, onto the 5 of spades, and in a separate move, place the 2 of diamonds on the foundation...
This exposes an empty column, which can only be filled by a King...
At any time, we can get a card from the talon...