Dhanpati

Mughal Ganjifa type. One deck. One redeal.

Object

Move all cards to the foundations.

Quick description

Play is similar to Klondike. The rows build down by rank regardless of suit.

Rules

The cards on the tableau build down by rank. The foundations build up in rank by suit starting with the Ace. Only the Mirs (Kings) may be played on an empty row. Cards are dealt from the talon three at a time. There is only one redeal. Cards may not be played from the foundations.

This game is one of a series of games that have names ending in "pati" which transliterates as "lord of". Dhanpati means "Lord of Treasure". The names are the names of the suits in a twelve suit Ganjifa deck.

Strategy

Move cards back and forth on the rows to make every play possible on the first pass through the talon. Don't let the waste stack get too deep on the second pass.

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