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What is Josephine Solitaire?

The game is a variant of Forty Thieves, with on key difference: you can move more than one card at a time, making the game slightly easier.

How to Play


Your goal is to move all cards to the 8 foundation piles by suit from Ace to King in ascending order. You do this by moving and organizing cards from the stock pile and tableau.

How to Play

The Setup and Play Area

Foundation piles: These are the 8 piles where you aim to move playable cards in order from Ace to King by suit. Successfully placing all 104 cards in the foundation wins the game.

Tableau piles: This area consists of 10 columns, each with 4 face-up cards, totaling 40 cards.

Stock pile: The rest of the cards, or 64 total, go into the stock pile. You can only go through the stock pile once.

Waste pile: As you empty the stock pile, the cards you don’t place in the tableau make up the waste pile.

Available moves

  • Foundations must be built in ascending order by suit. For example, a foundation pile will start with an Ace of Diamonds, followed by a 2 of Diamonds, and so on until it ends with a King of Diamonds.
  • Tableau cards can be moved by sequencing them in descending order by suit. For example, a 7 of Spades can be placed on top of an 8 of Spades.
  • The top card of each tableau column can be moved to the foundation.
  • The top cards of the waste pile can be played to either the foundation or tableau.
  • You can move multiple cards at one time. To move a group of cards, they must be sequenced in descending order by suit, and the top card of that group must be placed on top of a playable card of the same suit and one rank higher.
  • You can place any card in an empty tableau column. Once a tableau pile is empty, any card or sequence of cards can be moved onto this pile.


  • Move aces to the foundations as soon as they’re available. This will clear the card from the tableau, enabling you to build more.
  • Try to free up lower-ranking cards. Because foundations are built from Ace to King, try to make low cards available so you can move them out of the tableau into the foundation and make other cards playable.
  • Try to build the foundations evenly. If one foundation is built immediately in the game, you now have fewer cards of that color to help you sequence.
  • Try to empty the tableau columns quickly. This allows you to move any card or sequence to these empty columns and free up cards.
  • The first visible sequence may not always be the best one. Plan out your moves to remove as many cards as possible from the tableau.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some games similar to Josephine Solitaire?

A similar and more challenging game is Forty Thieves. The rules are the same, except you can’t move groups of cards at a time.

What are the odds of winning?

When looking at 30,921 random games played, 4,122 were won, making the win rate 13.33%. Forty Thieves, on the other hand, has a 3.69% win rate.

What are other popular Solitaire games?

Here are some good games to try:


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