Solitaire card games/Amazons

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This single-deck game requires you to remove some cards from the deck. This game is so named because if the game is won, all queens are shown on full view.

Play[edit]

  • Remove all 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and K's from the deck.
  • Deal four cards. They would be the reserve.
  • Above it is a space for the foundations.
  • Once an ace is available, it is placed on the foundations and each ace should be placed in order on which they become available.
  • The first four cards dealt are the bases of the reserve piles, the top card of each being available only to the foundation immediately above it.
  • The exception to this rule is a queen can be moved to its foundation from any pile.
  • The order of placing is A-7-8-9-10-J-Q.
  • When play goes on a standstill, four more cards are then dealt, one on each reserve pile, and stop to see if any of the cards dealt can be placed on the foundations.
  • Spaces are not filled until the next deal.
  • This process is repeated until the stock runs out.
  • When it does, a new stock is formed by placing each pile over its right-hand neighbor, turn them face down and deal; this should be done without reshuffling.
  • The process of dealing the cards, building to the foundations, and redealing, is repeated without limits until the game is won or lost.
  • The game is won when all cards are built onto the foundations, with the queens at the top.`