Grasshopper

Tarock type. 1 deck. 1 redeal.

Object

Move all cards to the foundations.

Rules

The tableau consists of one reserve stack, one Trumps only row stack, and five row stacks. Fourteen cards are dealt to the reserve stack and one card each to the row stacks. When a row stack is emptied it must be filled from the reserve stack first. When the reserve stack is empty any card can be played on an empty row stack. The Trumps only stack is left empty and can be played on at will. The row stacks build down in rank by alternate colors. The Trumps can be played as either color. The Trumps only row stack also builds down in rank. It will accept a stack of cards that contains suit cards as long as the bottom card is a Trump. The foundations build up in rank by suit.

Strategy

The first priority is to empty the reserve stack. Once that's done try to keep one or more row stacks open. Play high rank cards on the rows and build down on them. The same goes for the Trumps only row.

Author

This game and documentation has been written by T. Kirk and is part of the official PySol distribution.


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