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Solitaire Rush Online Arcade Game

It's just like the solitaire you've been playing on your computer for years, except now it's enhanced by the thrill of competition! Available in two popular variations, 1-Card Draw and 3-Card Draw.

Solitaire Rush is known by many different names including Klondike, Fascination, Patience, Demon Patience, and The Chinaman. (For the complete rules, go to Solitaire Central.)

Game Goals

The goal of Solitaire Rush is to "play out" by moving all 52 cards to the foundation. Any Solitaire Rush shuffles that cannot be played out are discarded before the game begins, so you will only get shuffles that can be completed. But that doesn't guarantee that you won't make a wrong move and get stuck!

Game Rules

The setup for Solitaire Rush is to deal out 28 of the 52 cards into a "tableau". The first pile is a single card, face up; the second pile is two cards, the top one face up; the third pile is three cards, the top one face up; etc. The remaining 24 cards form the hand.

Solitaire Rush Layout

Cards in the tableau can be placed on other cards in the tableau by building downward and alternating colors. For example, either red eight could be placed on either black nine, or either black jack could be placed on either red queen. You can move more than one card at a time; for instance, a pile containing an 8 of hearts/7 of spades/6 of diamonds could be picked up and placed on a 9 of spades. When a card in the tableau has been moved to expose a downward-facing card, that card can be turned face-up. Whenever a card in the tableau has been moved to create an empty slot, that slot can be filled with any king (plus any cards that have been built onto that king).

To move cards to the foundation you must start each foundation pile with the aces of each suit. Once an ace has been moved to the foundation, a two of that same suit can be placed on the ace, and so forth, ending with the king. Once a card has been placed on the foundation, it can be moved back to the tableau, but a point penalty will be assessed for this action.

When there are no moves to make in the tableau, you go through the hand, turning up either one card (in the 1-card variation) or three cards (in the 3-card variation), putting them face up into a pile called the wastepile. The top card of this wastepile is available to move to the tableau or to one of the foundation piles, if there is a place for it. Moving a card off the wastepile exposes the next card in the waste pile, making it available for placement. When you have gone through all the cards in the hand, you can go through the pile again; note that, in the 1-card variation, there is a hefty point penalty for this.

Play continues until you play out (that is, all 52 cards are in the foundation), or until you get stuck and click the "End Game" button, or until time runs out. You have 5 minutes to complete every game of Solitaire Rush.


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Last Update: February 18th, 2014