British Square solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

The 4 foundation piles are built upward in suit from Aces to Kings, then back downward in suit from Kings to Aces. The second King is built onto the first King.

Tableau Piles

  • The 16 tableau piles are built upward or downward in suit.
  • Once a pile is built upward or downward, building must continue in the same direction.
  • Top cards are available for play.
  • Empty tableau spaces are filled automatically from the waste pile, or the stock if the waste pile is empty.

Stock Pile

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

Waste Pile

The top card of the waste pile is available for play.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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British Square is one of the fun solitaire games in Solavant solitaire for Mac OS X.