Solitaire card games/Baker's Game

This game is an ancestor of Free Cell and a descendant of Eight Off

Layout edit

  1. One standard 52-card deck is used.
  2. There are four open cells and four open foundations. (Some alternate rules use between one and ten cells.)
  3. The entire deck is dealt out left to right into eight cascades, four of which comprise seven cards and four of which comprise six. (Some alternate rules will use between four and ten cascades.)

Gameplay edit

  1. The top card of each cascade begins a tableau.
  2. Tableaux must be built down by the same suit.
  3. Foundations are built up by suit.

Any cell card or top card of any cascade may be moved to build on a tableau, or moved to an empty cell, an empty cascade, or its foundation. Complete or partial tableaus may be moved to build on existing tableaus, or moved to empty cascades, by recursively placing and removing cards through intermediate locations. (While computer implementations often show this motion, players using physical decks typically move the tableau at once.)

The game is won after all cards are moved in ascending number by suit to their foundation piles.