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With thanks to:
      Andreas Sauer
      Lynn Wright

BatB Canfield

Playing the Game

Rules: The deck is in the upper left corner. Thirteen cards are dealt face up beneath it. This is the reserve pile. The four foundation spots are across the top. Unlike a normal Canfield game, the player may choose the foundation cards at any point in the game. Once you place a card on a foundation, however, the same number or face card must be used to start each foundation pile. Additional cards are played on the foundation piles in ascending order according to suit. (For example, if you choose threes as the foundation card, you continue playing 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K,A,2.) Beneath the foundation are the four tableau columns. On the tableau layout, cards are played in descending order and alternating color.

Cards can be turned face up from the deck one at a time onto the waste pile.

The top card can be played onto a foundation from the reserve, from the waste pile, or from a pile in the tableau.

The top card from the reserve and the top card from the waste pile are available to be played onto a tableau pile.

The top card on a tableau pile or the whole tableau column can be played onto any other tableau column.

An empty space in the tableau layout must be filled by the top card in the reserve pile. Once the reserve is empty, a space in the tableau may be filled from the top of the waste pile.

Moving cards: To move the cards from one stack to another, use click-to-move. Click the card you want to move, then click the location to where you want to move it. You can also double click on a card to move it to a foundation stack. This makes it possible to use the game on devices that do not have a normal mouse. If your browser offers spatial navigation (such as Opera), you can use that to select the right card, but note that due to the number of positioned elements in close proximity to each other, the spatial navigation may have some trouble selecting the right cards. Note: Drag and drop will work, but the game has a tendency to freeze using this method--usually just as you are about to win. It is not recommended.

To start a new game: Click the "DEAL justly with me"* button or hit F5.

Options: You may select cardsets and card backs. Click the "Come and take CHOICE"** button to access these options.

* Shakespeare, William, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2
** Ibid, The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus, Act IV, Scene 1

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