Royal Patience solitaire rules


Play all cards except Kings into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

The 8 foundation piles are built upward in suit from Aces to Queens.

King Row

  • The 8 King row columns are built downward in alternating color.
  • Uncovered end cards are available for play.

Reserve Spaces

The 7 reserve spaces can each hold 1 card. Any card may be played into an empty reserve space.

Initial Deal

  • Cards are dealt one at a time to the King row, starting with a King.
  • When another King is dealt it begins a new column, so columns begin with random lengths.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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Royal Patience is one of the fun solitaire games in Solavant solitaire for Mac OS X.