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ROYAL PARADE

DOUBLE-PACK

Royal parade game is a popular two-pack patience with the alternative names of Financier, Hussars and Three Up.

Twenty-four cards are dealt in three rows of eight cards each (see below).  Aces take no part in the game and are discarded. 

The cards in the layout must be arranged so that the top row consists of eight 2s, the middle row of eight 3s, and the bottom row of eight 4s, and these poker cards must be built on in suit sequence at intervals of three cards, namely:

2                      3                      4
5                      6                      7
8                      9                      10
J                       Q                     K

In the layout illustrated the ♦ A, in the top row, and the ♣ A, in the bottom row, are discarded; the ♠ 4, in the middle row, is moved to the space in the bottom row left vacant by the discard of the ♣ A, and the ♠ 7, in the top row, built on it.  either the ♥ 3 or ♣ 3, both in the top row, may be moved to fill the space in the middle row left vacant by the ♠ 4, and clearly the ♥ 3 should be chosen because the ♥ 6 in the bottom row may be built on it  and so on.

When all moves have been made, eight cards are dealt to waste heaps below the layout.  Aces, as they are dealt, are discarded other cards are used to build on the foundations or to fill spaces in the layout. 

Playing poker continues in this way, making moves after each deal of eight cards to the waste heaps, until the pack is exhausted.  Only the top cards of the waste heaps may be moved to the layout.

 

 

 

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