Grand Duchess 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.

Tableau Columns

  • Uncovered end cards of the 4 tableau columns are available for building onto foundations.
  • Empty spaces are not filled.

Stock Pile

Click the stock to deal 1 card to the end of each tableau column and 2 cards to the waste row. 3 redeals.

Waste Row

  • All cards in the waste row are available for play after the stock is empty.
  • No cards are dealt to the waste row on the last redeal.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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