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# How do you play double solitaire?

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In two person solitaire, or double solitaire, each player controls his own tableau with the goal of arranging each suit of cards in numerical order in foundation piles. Each player plays the game the same as regular solitaire, also called Klondike, each working with a full deck of cards. Players can play in turn or against a clock — the first to finish the tableau wins.

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1. Arrange the cards.
2. First, each player arranges the deck of cards in front of them. Arrange 28 cards in seven rows with an increasing number of cards, each with the top card facing upward. The first row has a single upturned card, the second row has one down-turned and one upturned card, continuing in this manner through the seventh row which has six down-turned cards and one upturned card. Place the remaining cards face down above the seven rows and leave space to make the four foundation piles.
3. Take turns playing
4. Check the card in the first row to determine who goes first when playing in turns. The player with the highest value card goes first. The second player takes a turn when the first opponent cannot make a play without turning a card from the face down pile.
5. Game objective
6. Move cards around the tableau to arrange the rows in descending order of value and in alternating colors. Only king cards can be moved to empty columns. Move any ace cards into one of four foundation piles for each card suit. The goal is to move all cards into the foundation piles in ascending order. Flip over cards from the face down pile when no play can be made on the board. A player loses a turn if the opponent notices failure to start a foundation pile.
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To play solitaire with cards, build the playing board by laying out seven different piles of cards along a horizontal row. Then, begin the foundation row and attempt to win the game by playing the cards on the board and the cards in your stockpile. This game takes about 15 to 30 minutes to play.

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Solitaire can be played for free on dozens of sites throughout the Internet. Three examples of sites that offer free solitaire games are FreeSolitaire.org, Solitaire-CardGame.com and AARP's website at Games.AARP.org.

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Spider Solitaire resembles the standard game of solitaire in that several columns of cards need to have their suits completed in sequence from King to Ace. Spider Solitaire is traditionally played with two standard decks of playing cards. A player wins Spider Solitaire when all the columns are completed in the tableau and left on the eight foundations.