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Grandfather's Clock Solitaire

Grandfather's Clock Solitaire
A game of Grandfather's Clock - Click the picture to enlarge
  • Family: One-deck game
  • Deck: Single 52-card
  • Redeals: No
  • Game time: Quick
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Moderate
  • Chance of winning: Low - about 1 in 15 games


  • Object of the game: Move all the cards to the foundations, which form "Grandfather's Clock".
  • Take the cards shown in the illustration and place them in a circle. These cards are the twelve hours of the "Clock". You will build them up in suit until the foundation pile shows the hour according to its position.
  • For example: The foundation pile that starts with "9" will contain four cards, with the "Queen" on top, representing 12:00.
Game Procedure
  • Aces can be built on Kings.
  • Each foundation pile will have three cards, except the 10, Jack, Queen and King piles, which will have four each.
  • To one side of "Grandfather's Clock", distribute the remaining stock cards into eight piles of five cards each.
  • Build these cards down, regardless of suit.
  • The first (uncovered) card of each column can be played either to the foundations or to another column, and only one card at a time can be moved.
  • If you create a space by moving all the cards of a column, fill the space with any available card from another column.
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A game of Grandfather's Clock in SolSuite Solitaire

A game of Grandfather's Clock in SolSuite Solitaire

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