Amazons (Solitaire)

Amazons is a solitaire game using a stripped deck of 52 playing cards. The deck does not contain twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, and kings. The aim of the game is to build four piles by suit from ace to queen (A-7-8-9-10-J-Q).

Initially four cards are dealt to 4 columns which can be played to the 4 foundations above it. The cards can only be played to the foundations immediately above the columns except queens which can be played from any column to any foundation. The foundations start with an ace and then played up in suit. When no card can be played to the foundations, another set of 4 cards are dealt to the columns, one in the each column, and are played according to the rule. When the stock runs out, all remaining cards in the columns are collected from left to right and placed back in the stock pile without shuffling. There is no limit on how many times cards can be redealt.

The game ends when all four foundations have been built from aces to queens.