Crescent Solitaire is a type of solitaire card game played with two decks of playing cards mixed together. The game is named so because when the cards are dealt with properly, the resulting piles form a shape like a crescent.

The main objective of the game is to build eight foundation piles regardless of suit and colour: up on Aces and down on Kings.

Crescent Solitaire

Cards Layout

The Crescent is a two-decks patience. The game begins with dealing four Kings and four Aces to the eight foundations. The remaining cards are dealt towards the tableau arranged as 16 piles. All cards are dealt face up.


The card which is present at top of each pile in the semicircle are free to play on the foundations or around the tableau. You are only allowed to move one card at a time and building on the tableau is either up or down by suit and can go round-the-corner. Once the card which is facing downwards becomes exposed, it is turned face up. Spaces are not filled.

When the king and ace foundations are in order, one can send the cards from one foundation to the other except the base cards.

When all possible moves have been made or the player has made all moves he wanted to make a special redeal move is made. The card which is present at the bottom of each pile on the semicircle is placed on the top without disturbing the order of the other cards in the pile. This can only be done three times in the entire game.

You can win the game when all 104 cards end up in the foundations.

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