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Australian Patience is a challenging combination of Klondike and Scorpion.

 

Australian Patience Layout

 

Layout

 

Twenty-eight cards dealt in seven tableau piles, with four face up cards in each.

 

Play

 

Any exposed card, regardless of its position in the tableau, may be built in descending suit sequence on the top card of another pile.
The top card of a pile is always available for play on a foundation.
A space made by clearing away an entire pile may be filled by only a King (plus the cards, if any, covering the King).

 

Stock

 

Turn up cards from the stock one at a time in a discard pile.
The top card of the discard pile is available for play on foundations or tableau piles.
The stock is not recycled.

 

Foundations

 

Move the four Aces to the row above the tableau as they are made available.
Build the foundations in ascending suit sequence from Ace to King.

 

To Win

 

Move all the cards to the foundations.

 

Scoring: One point for each card moved to a foundation. Maximum score is 52.

 

Chance of Winning: 1 in 5 games with skilled play.