Unlucky Thirteen solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

  • The 8 foundation piles are built upward in suit consecutively, with Aces built onto Kings.
  • A pile is complete when it contains 13 cards.
  • The first card played into a foundation pile must have the same rank as the card dealt into the first foundation pile when the game started.

Tableau Columns

  • The 8 tableau columns are built downward regardless of suit or color consecutively, with Kings built onto Aces.
  • Any downward card sequence may be moved within the tableau.
  • Uncovered end cards are available for play on tableau columns or foundation piles.
  • Any card may be played into an empty tableau space.

Reserve Spaces

  • The 13 reserve spaces each hold one card.
  • All reserve cards are available for play.
  • Empty reserve spaces are automatically filled from the stock.

Stock Pile

The top card of the stock is available for play.

Waste Piles

  • Cards from the stock may be placed on any of the 8 waste piles.
  • Top cards are available for play.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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