Beehive Solitaire is a good and interesting solitaire game. When the cards come off the pack just right, you can win very easily but is challenging since many a game gets blocked just when you least expect it.
The objective of the game is to combine all the 52 cards in sets of 4 of a kind, such as 4 Fives, 4 Queens, and so on, by grouping them in sets of 4 in the flower garden, and removing each set when it is completed.
Shuffle the pack of cards. Then, hold the cards in such a way that they are facing down, count off 10 cards and put them in a pile face up on the table, with only the top card showing. This is the beehive.
Deal off the next 6 cards, placing them in 2 horizontal rows of 3 cards each. This is the flower garden into which you try to get the bees, or cards in the beehive, as well as all the other cards. Hold the remainder of the pack in your hand, face down.
When the cards are laid out as described, start sending the bees to the garden. If the top card of the beehive is the same in value as any card in the garden, place it on that card. Then the next card in the beehive being uncovered may be used if it has the same value as any card in the garden.
You can never place a card on the beehive, because the objective of the game is to use up all its cards as quickly as possible. Cards are placed only on the 6 garden cards.
If 2 cards in the garden are found to have the same value, put one on top of the other, and fill the vacant space with the top card of the beehive. When all the cards of the same value, among the cards on the table, have been combined, deal off 3 cards from the pack in your hand, placing them in a pile face up, with only the top card showing.
This will begin a working pile. If the top card has the same value as any card in the garden, place it on the garden card, and use the card it uncovers in the working pile if it, too, has the same value as any in the garden. When you complete a set of 4 cards of the same value in the garden, such as 4 threes, remove it, put it to one side, and fill the vacant space with the top card of the beehive.
When there are no more are left in the beehive, fill vacant space with the top card of the working pile. Go through the pack 3 cards at a time, put them face up on the working pile and using as many as you can on cards in the garden, building sets of 4. Then turn over the working pile and go through it again, 3 cards at a time.