How to Play Addiction Solitaire

By Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Are you tired of the same old solitaire game? Try addiction solitaire. Addiction doesn't have any concealed cards, moves a little slower and can be played in a way that almost guarantees you can eventually win the game. Try it when you have plenty of free time--it's called addiction for good reason.

Discard the jokers from a pack of cards and lay the rest out in 4 rows of 13.

Pick up the aces and set aside, leaving four "holes."

Play each suit from lowest to highest by moving cards into the holes so you have 2 consecutive cards in a suit, the left card lower in value. For example, if there is a hole next to the 9 of hearts, you may move the 10 of hearts into the hole.

Try to get the 2 of each suit into the leftmost position on each row. These cards and consecutive cards of each suit are now fixed in these positions.

Pick up the cards and reshuffle when you run out of moves, leaving those cards that are home. For instance, if a row contains a 2 in the leftmost position, followed by a 3, 4 and 5 of the same suit, you will not pick up these cards.

Add the aces to the cards you picked up, reshuffle and lay them out again. Leav the home cards untouched. Pick up the aces and continue playing.

Reshuffle the cards and continue playing as in the previous step twice more.

Play until no reshuffles and no moves remain. If you succeed in getting each suit in order from 2 to King, you've won the game.

Tip

You can "cheat" by continuing to reshuffle the cards until you win.