Alhambra (Solitaire)

Alhambra is a two-deck solitaire game.

The aim of the game is to move all cards to the foundations. Initially one ace and one king of each suit are taken out of the deck and placed on 8 foundations. First four foundations start with an ace and are built up by suit. Next four foundations start with a king and are built down by suit.

After that 32 cards are placed into eight piles to form the reserve, 4 cards in each pile. Only the top card of each pile in the reserve is available to play either to the foundations or the waste pile. Cards from the reserve can be moved to the waste pile only if it is one rank above or below the top card in the waste pile and of the same rank. Empty pile in the reserve can be filled with any card. Remaining cards are placed in the stock pile.

Cards from the stock pile can be moved one at a time to the waste pile. The top card of the waste pile is available to play to the foundations or to an empty pile in the reserve. Two redeals is allowed in the game which means a player can go through the stock pile thrice.

The game is won when all cards are moved to the foundations.