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KLONDIKE

SINGLE-PACK

The Demon and the Klondike are probably the two best known and most popular of the one-pack patience games.  In England the name of Canfield is sometimes attached to the Klondike.  This name, however, is a misnomer, and to be corrected, because Canfield is the name that in America is given to the patience that in England is called the Demon.

Twenty-eight cards are dealt face downwards in slightly overlapping rows of seven cards, six cards, five cards, four cards, three cards, two cards and one card.  The bottom card of each row is turned face upwards (see illustration).

As they become available, Aces are played as foundations to a row above the layout; the object of the game is to build on the Aces ascending suit sequences to the Kings.

An exposed card at the bottom of a column is available to be built on a foundation, or it may be packed in a descending sequence of alternate colour.  A sequence may be moved from one column to another, but only as a whole and when the highest card of the sequence may be placed on the next higher card of another colour. 

When an exposed card is played, the face-downwards card immediately above it is turned face upwards; when a whole column is moved, the space must be filled by a King which may or may not have a sequence attached to it.

The stock is dealt one card at a time to a waste heap, of which top poker card is available for building on a foundation or packing on a column in the layout.  Only one deal is allowed.

An Ace must be played to the foundation row as soon as it becomes available, but all other cards may be left in position if the player prefers to wait on the prospect of finding a better move later in the game.

In the layout shown the ♦ 5 is packed on the ♣ 6, and the card under the ♦ 5 is turned face upwards.  The ♣ J is packed on the ♥ Q, and the ♦ K moved to fill the space vacated by the ♣ J.  The card under the ♦ K is now turned face upwards.  And so on.

JOKER KLONDIKE

Klondike has been the subject of several variations.  One of the best is Joker Klondike.  One of the best is Joker Klondike.  It is played in the same way as the parent game, but with the Joker added to the pack. 

Whenever the Joker added to the pack.  Whenever the Joker becomes available for play it must be built on a foundation as the next card in sequence, are built on it, but when the natural card that it replaces becomes available it is substituted for the Joker which is built on another foundation.

A player may choose on which foundation he will build the Joker.  If it becomes available for play before a foundation has been started it must remain in its position until an Ace turns up and a foundation started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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