"Birds of a Feather" Solitaire Card Game


Birds of a Feather
Introduction

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

Materials: a standard, shuffled 52-card deck

Setup: Deal cards singly, face-up into a grid (e.g. 4-by-4).

Object: Form a single stack of all cards. (For more a more general objective, see Birds of a Feather.)

Play: A player may move one stack of cards onto another stack of cards in the same row or column if the cards on top of the stacks have either

  1. the same suits, or

  2. the same or adjacent ranks. 

Aces are low and not adjacent to kings, so rank adjacency is according the ordering A, 2, 3, …, J, Q, K.

Example 4-by-4 grid deal:

Birds of a Feather Deal

Example solution: TS-9H AH-TH AH-3H AH-QH 6H-7D JS-JC KS-3S KS-KC 5S-KS 6H-5C 5S-TS AH-8H 6H-AH 5S-6H 5S-JS

Additional Resources

Todd W. Neller