Two Rings Solitaire

Game Description: Build the 16 foundation piles by suit, from 7 to king and from 6 to ace.

How to Play Two Rings Solitaire:

  • Two Rings Solitaire is played with two standard 52 decks of cards. So, there are 104 total cards used in the game.
  • There are two rings of cards, a left and a right ring. The rings form the 16 foundation piles.
  • At the beginning of each game, all of the 8 sevens are dealt to the left ring and all of the 8 sixes are dealt to the right ring.
  • The sevens ascend in suits to king as follows: 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K.
  • The sixes descend in suits to ace as follows: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
  • The next eight cards from the deck are dealt in two horizontal lines called bracelets. Bracelet 1 is above the left ring. Bracelet 2 is below the right ring.
  • The remaining cards remain in the deck face-down. The deck is placed inside the left ring.
  • The talon (also called the waste pile) is placed inside the right ring.
  • Cards are moved by clicking on them. You cannot drag cards in this game.
  • When you click on one of the bracelet cards the card will either move to one of the foundation piles if it is eligible to do so, or it will go to the talon if it is unable to move to one of the foundation piles.
  • Anytime there is an empty space in one of the bracelets, click on the deck to fill the empty space.
  • Once a card goes to the talon it cannot be moved, even if it is the top card in the waste pile. However, if you are in the first round you will get one final chance to get the cards in the waste pile unto the foundation piles at the second, and final deal.
  • Once the deck is exhausted, click on the space where the deck was. The cards in the talon (the waste pile) will be reshuffled and put back into the deck.
  • There is only one reshuffle allowed per game.
  • You win if all 16 foundations are built up to kings and aces.
  • If any cards end up in the waste pile at the end of the game, you lose.
  • If you want to quit the game before finishing and start a new game, click the 'Quit' button located at the lower left corner.

Two Rings Solitaire Game Options:
  • The music, and game sounds, may be turned on or off by clicking on their respective controls at the bottom left on the game screen.

Two Rings Solitaire Playing Tips:
  • Make sure you don't miss any opportunities to move a card from the bracelet to a foundation pile. It can be easy to miss a move if you are not alert. Remember, you must click on each card in order to move it.
  • Do not move any card from the bracelets to the talon unless the bracelets are completely filled up with eight cards and you have no other choice. It is always better to wait until all of the empty bracelet spots are filled because another move may open up.
  • It is usually better to move cards to the talon that will be among the last cards to be moved to a foundation (such as kings, queens, aces, and twos), rather than cards that are among the first to be moved (such as nines, tens, fours, and threes). The reason is simple. If you move cards such as nines, tens, fours, and threes to the talon you will most likely end up with many more cards in the talon and that will make it most unlikely for you to win the game. Sometimes, of course, if you have been dealt an unlucky hand you may be forced to move some of those cards unto the talon. But generally, try not to do so unless you are forced to do so by a bad hand. (Note: eights and fives can never move to the talon. Eights and fives can only be moved to the foundation piles).
  • At the end of the first deal, it is probably good strategy to click on all of the remaining bracelet cards moving them to the talon before the reshuffle. This opens up all 8 spaces of the bracelets and gives you more wiggle room.

Richard's Rating: 4 out of 5.

Comments: Two Rings Solitaire is certainly one of the easier solitaire games to win. Once in a while you may get a really difficult deal, which at least will present a mild challenge and keep things somewhat interesting. If you are looking for an easy solitaire game, or just looking for something a little different, Two Rings Solitaire is a good choice.

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