Monte Carlo

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

This game of children's solitaire involves removing cards in matching pairs.


Materials

  • Deck of playing cards

Directions

  1. Deal the cards faceup into five rows of five cards each. The rows should not overlap.
  2. Remove all pairs of adjacent cards (cards next to each other horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) that match each other in number.
  3. Then close up the holes in the layout by moving cards to the left and up, keeping the cards in the same order in which they were dealt.
  4. Deal new cards faceup to fill out the bottom row(s), so you end up with five rows of five cards each again.
  5. Continue removing pairs, closing up holes, and dealing new cards until the entire deck has been dealt.
  6. The object of the game is to discard the entire deck in pairs.
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