A standard deck of cards (no Jokers)
2 to 4 players
Deal seven cards to each player. Place the remaining cards in the middle of the table as a stockpile. Then turn the four top cards over, placing one on each of the four sides of the deck — to the north, south, east, and west. These will be the foundation piles. The cards on the table should make the shape of a cross.
The player to the left of the dealer begins by drawing one card from the center stockpile. He may make as many valid plays as are possible during his turn to get rid of as many cards as possible from his hand.
Each player begins his turn by drawing from the center stockpile and makes as many valid moves as he can.
The first player to lay off all his cards wins. If you wish to keep score over many games, there are many variations on how to do this, including scoring by how many cards you have left, by the value of the cards you have left, or by counting each card as one point except the Kings, which are ten points.
This game is a great way to introduce children to the basic play of solitaire games. Your grandchildren are likely to realize this can be a fun way to entertain themselves when there is no one else around, never a bad skill to have in life.
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