Napoleon at St. Helena Solitaire Rules
Also Known as...
Napoleon at St. Helena solitaire is also known as "Forty Thieves" solitaire.
Odds of Winning
The odds of winning Napoleon at St. Helena Solitaire are 1 in 20.
Object of the Game
The object of the game is to build the "foundations" (the eight spaces at the top of the game board) up for each suit in ascending value starting with Ace, Two, Three, etc. and ending with King. Since the game is played with 2 decks, the game has been won when all eight foundations hold a complete suit of 13 cards, Ace through King.
Moving a card to the foundations is worth 100 points, and completing a foundation with a complete suit is worth 500 points.
To start the game, move a card from the stock pile in the upper left part of the game board, or move a card in the tableau (the 40 cards in the middle of the game board). In the tableau, each column of cards may be built downward in descending rank and only cards of the same suit may be used in the downward sequence. Aces may be played to any of the 8 empty foundations at the top of the game board.
The top cards of the tableau piles (i.e. columns) are available for play on the foundations or on each other. Only one card at a time may be moved. A space created by clearing an entire tableau pile may be filled with any card from the tableau or from the stock.
During the game, if there is an opportunity to move a card from the tableau to the foundations or from the draw to the foundations, the player may double click the card and, if it is a valid move, the card will move to the correct foundation. This can be a real time saver when playing the game!
Try to create empty columns in the tableau as soon as possible. This will often involve selecting a pile within the tableau that has the best chance of being cleared.
Sound may be turned off by unchecking the "Sound" checkbox.
Posting a Winning Time and Score
Players may post their winning time and score after the game has been won. To post a winning score and time, you must be logged in prior to starting the game. If your score is in the top 10 for the day, you will see it immediately. If your score is not in the top 10, you may see it on the EverydayGames Global Online Live Scoring page.
Note: You must post your score and time before you click 'New Game'.
To enable score posting,
please log in before playing.