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Crescent Solitaire

Crescent Solitaire
A game of Crescent - Click the picture to enlarge
  • Family: Two-Deck solitaires
  • Deck: Two 52-card decks
  • Redeals: 3
  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Chance only
  • Chance of winning: High - about 1 in 10 games


  • Object of the game: Build four piles of cards up in suit from Ace to King, and another four piles down in suit from King to Ace.
  • To start, take one Ace and one King of each suit and place them as shown in the image.
  • Take the rest of the cards, and deal them into 16 piles of six cards each, forming an arch or "Crescent", as shown in the image.
  • The top card of each pile is face up. The others are face down.
Game Procedure
  • Build up in suit on Ace foundations and down in suit on King foundations.
  • Among the tableau (Crescent) piles, you can build up or down in suit. The ranking of Kings and Aces is continuous.
  • When a card on the tableau is moved either to the foundations or another tableau pile, the card directly below can be turned face up.
  • You can move only one card at a time. If you create a space, it can't be filled.
  • When there are no more possible moves, take the card on the bottom of each "Crescent" pile and place it on top of its pile. This operation can be repeated three times.
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A game of Crescent in SolSuite Solitaire

A game of Crescent in SolSuite Solitaire

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