Alhambra solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

The 8 foundation piles are divided into 2 groups:
  • The 4 left foundation piles are built upward in suit from Aces to Kings, 1 pile of each suit.
  • The 4 right foundation piles are built downward in suit from Kings to Aces, 1 pile of each suit.

Reserve Columns

Uncovered end cards of the 8 reserve columns are available for play.

Stock Pile

Cards are dealt 1 at a time from the stock pile to the waste pile. 2 redeals.

Waste Pile

  • The top card of the waste pile is available for play onto foundations.
  • The waste pile may be built on from the reserves upward or downward in suit consecutively, with Kings and Aces built onto each other.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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