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Idiot's Delight

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Idiot's Delight is a standard solitaire, described in most solitaire references. Its more proper name is "Aces Up", but it's also known as "Aces High", "Four Aces", "Firing Squad", and "Drivel".

In its native form, Idiot's Delight is a very difficult, some would say maddening, game. Your chances of winning are not too high, maybe 1 in 20 on the average.

I've introduced a number of alternate rules (OK, they're really cheats, but I won't tell if you won't) that improve the odds considerably. With skill, strategy, and a smattering of luck, you'll likely win half your hands.

The object of the game is to remove cards from the tableau, until the stock is empty and only the four aces remain.

Discard any card that is lower than another card of the same suit. Cards are ranked A-K-Q-J-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2, with Ace high and 2 low. When no more cards can be discarded, deal another four cards from the stock to the tableau. At this point, only cards that are fully exposed are available for play. If a space is created in one of the tableau piles, any other tableau card may be moved into that space. If you've emptied the stock, and only the four aces remain, you've won!

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