The card game King Albert is a complex but interesting solitaire game. Named after the Belgian king, it has another name – Idiot’s Delight. The offensive nickname is associated with apparent simplicity and unjustified expectations of an easy victory.
The initial layout of King Albert solitaire will resemble the classic Agnes Sorel game: the same triangular table with a gradual decrease in the number of cards. And the way to play is about the same.
How to play King Albert Solitaire
- Purpose: to lay out the cards of a standard deck in bases, from Ace to King of each suit.
- Sorting in work piles follows the rules of color alternation and rank reduction. For example: on the cross nine (black suit) only the eight of hearts or diamonds can be accepted.
- An empty seat can accept any card.
The differences between King Albert Solitaire and Klondike relate to the reserve, the number of columns and the rules for transferring a group of cards. There are nine cells in royal solitaire with a gradual decrease in the number of cards from 9 to 1. Therefore, only seven cards remain in the reserve, which are simultaneously available for transfer to funds or to the game table.
While all the cells are occupied, it is technically possible to transfer only one card to the adjacent column. To transfer sequences, free up more cells.
Remember that the top priority in playing King Albert Solitaire should be to draw locked cards and build funds. We wish you not to be fooled and find the right strategy, enjoy the game!