Information About Algerian Patience
The exact origins of Algerian Patience are unknown, though it first appeared in print in 1905. It is similar to the game Carthage, which is also played with two decks of cards.
It is a relatively complex solitaire game, best suited for experienced players.
The specific version of the game offered on CoolOldGames.com is compatible with all popular browsers and devices due to its HTML5 technology. It was developed by Zygomatic.
The complex two-deck layout and strategic sequence building make Algerian Solitaire an engaging challenge!
- Build the 4 foundation piles at the top by placing cards of the same suit in sequence from Ace to King. Start with Aces and build up.
- Build the 4 foundation piles at the bottom by placing cards of the same suit in sequence from King to Ace. Start with Kings and build down.
- On the tableau, build upward or downward in sequential order by suit, wrapping from King to Ace as needed.
- Only move one card at a time.
- Empty tableau slots can be filled with any card.
- Click the stock pile to deal new cards to the reserve rows at the bottom.
When starting the game you will be brought to the main menu. Here you can either select “Play” to start the game, get some help on the rules, or view the high scores.
Once you press “Play” the actual game of Algerian Patience will start. On the bottom left, there is a button to enable full-screen mode.
All the other options can be found on the right side of the screen. These are:
- Statistics box: current level (1 to 3), your score, time left.
- Pause button
- Sound switcher
- Music on/off button
- Restart button (be aware that you lost 10 points every time you use this)