Xerxes solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Short Decks

2 short decks are used, with all cards ranked Two to Eight removed.

Foundation Piles

The 8 foundation piles are built upward regardless of suit or color consecutively from Nines to Aces.

Initial Deal

  • A Nine is placed into the first foundation.
  • Cards are dealt into the tableau column below this foundation until another Nine appears.
  • The Nine is placed into the next empty foundation.
  • Cards are dealt in this fashion until all cards are dealt.

Tableau Columns

  • Uncovered end cards are available for play onto foundations.
  • Any card may be played into an empty tableau space.


    Every card played into the foundations will score.

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