Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves type. 2 decks. No redeal.


Move all cards to the foundations.


Forty cards are dealt to 10 piles. These piles are built down in suit. Only the top card of a pile is available for playing, and spaces can be filled by any card.

Cards from the talon are turned over to the waste pile, one at a time. You can move the leftmost card to the playing piles or the foundations. There is no redeal.


This is a classic solitaire game that probably dates back to the nineteenth century. It is known by many names, such as Napoleon at St.Helena, Big Forty and Le Cadran.

General rules

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