OBJECTIVE OF EMPEROR: Build 8 foundations of cards from Ace to King.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 player
NUMBER OF CARDS: 2 standard 52 card decks
RANK OF CARDS: K (high), Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A
TYPE OF GAME: Solitaire
AUDIENCE: Adults and Teens
THE DEAL – EMPEROR
Shuffle the two decks of cards together. Deal yourself 10 piles of four cards. This should be done row by row, the first three rows should be face-down and the fourth row should be face-up. Place the cards left in one pile, this will be your stock pile.
Cards from the stock pile are flipped over one at a time and put on the piles or foundations. If a card cannot be used, because it is not in sequence with any of the cards of the table, will be placed below the rows in a discard pile. The top card of this pile is avaliable to be played, however, cards in this pile may not be overlapped. You cannot use a card from the discard once it has been covered by another card.
Aces are put in the foundation row, which is directly above the 10 piles already dealt to the table. Aces may either be released from those 10 piles OR uncovered from the stock.
The top cards of piles are the only cards that may be moved. Moving a top card releases the card beneath it. Cards should be placed on cards of opposite color and cards that are directly below it in rank. For example, A red three can only be placed on a black two.
The sequence is K down to Ace, Kings may not be placed on Aces directly.
Once the 10 piles are evacuated, other cards may be placed in their space.
After all 8 foundation piles (A to K alternating color) are finished you have completed the game!