St. Helena solitaire rules


Play all cards into the foundation piles.

Foundation Piles

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

Tableau Piles

  • The 12 tableau piles are dealt around the foundations.
  • The piles are built upward or downward regardless of suit or color.
  • Top cards are available for play.
  • Any card may be played into an empty tableau space.
  • Before the first redeal, cards from the top 4 piles may be built only onto the top 4 foundations. Cards from the bottom 4 piles may be built only onto the bottom 4 foundations. Cards from the side piles may be built onto any foundation.
  • Once the cards are redealt, there are no foundation building restrictions.


When play is blocked, click the redeal space to gather and redeal the tableau piles. 2 redeals.


Every card played into the foundations will score.

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