Beleaguered Castle Rules
An open-style game requiring planning and skill.
Also known as Laying Siege, and Sham Battle.
Uses 1 pack of cards.
The four Aces are automatically placed on the Foundation Piles.
How to Win
The game is won when each Foundation Pile shows a King:
Building the Foundations
Only 1 card at a time may be played to (or from) a Foundation Pile.
Build each Foundation Pile in ascending value from Ace to King, with all cards in a Pile sharing the same suit.
Building the Tableau Stacks
The Tableau Stacks are used to manage and store cards, before they are eventually moved to the Foundations.
Only 1 card can be moved at a time.
Build each Stack in descending value, regardless of suit.
Any front-most card may be placed on an empty Stack.
Hints & Tips
Try to create empty Tableau Stacks as soon possible.