OBJECTIVE OF BAKER’S DOZEN: Successfully build up the foundations from Ace to King.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 player
NUMBER OF CARDS: 52 cards
RANK OF CARDS: (low) Ace – King (high)
TYPE OF GAME: Solitaire
INTRODUCTION OF BAKER’S DOZEN
Baker’s Dozen is a big game with a big layout. The entire deck is dealt out into four rows. All of the cards are face up, so you can see the whole layout. This game even gives you a bit of a boost by allowing you to move the Kings to the bottom of their columns. With such a friendly start, this game offers a 66% chance of winning.
THE CARDS & THE LAYOUT
Shuffle the cards thoroughly and deal out the entire deck into three rows of thirteen cards. The rows should overlap in such a way that the cards’ ranks and suits can be seen. This will form thirteen columns that each have three cards. All of the Kings are moved to the bottom of the column they are located in. If you do this correctly, all of the Kings will be buried in the column they were dealt into.
Now that all of the cards are dealt, cards can be moved. Aces are moved to begin foundation piles as they are uncovered. Foundations are built up in ascending order according to suit.
Top cards from tableau columns may be moved to the foundations or other tableau columns. Tableau columns are built in descending order and suit does not matter. For example, a 6 of clubs may be moved on top of a 7 of diamonds. If a hole in the tableau is formed because all of the cards have been moved, the whole is not filled.
Play like this continues until the four foundations have been built or there are no more legal moves to be made.
Win by moving all of the cards to their appropriate foundation piles in ascending order.