Pagoda

Hanafuda type. 2 decks. No redeal.

Object

Move all cards to the foundations.

Rules

When the hand is dealt, the twenty reserve stacks of the pagoda are filled with cards. The twelve foundation stacks on the right are labeled with the names of the twelve suits. Cards are played on the foundations first upwards from the fourth rank to the first, then downwards from first to fourth. When the first card is played on a foundation, the label changes from the suit name to "Rising". When the fifth card is played, the label changes to "Setting". When the last card is played, the label reverts to the suit name. Cards can be played on the foundations from the reserve stacks or from the waste stack. An empty foundation will only accept the fourth rank card of the correct suit. Cards are dealt from the talon four at a time, and there is only one round.

Strategy

Hint: it's important to keep one or more reserve stacks open during the early stages of the game.

Author

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

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