An ordered sequence of cards in a pile.
Adding a card to a pile. Building up means playing
the cards in ascending order, building down means playing
the cards in descending order. Building can follow suit,
color or alternate colors, but there are games that build up
and down regardless of suit or color.
A vertical pile of cards which overlap each other
deck (pack in USA)
The complete set of playing cards used in game. Usually
it has 52 cards.
A pile that has been spread out, so that all
of its cards
A type of pile. This is the ultimate
destination for cards in many games.
Usually the foundations are empty at
the start of a game, but in some games they may begin with a
A pile of cards. Piles may be squared, so that only the
topmost card can be seen, or they may be spread out. Pile is
empty, if there are no cards in it.
The numerical order of the cards is generally
A-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K. The ace ranked lowest, The
Turning the waste pile upside down to create a new
stock pile from it. Many games do not allow redeals.
Some games will allow one redeal. Some games allow an
unlimited number of redeals.
Some games include a reserve, which is generally
pre-filled with cards from the stock during
the initial deal. Building is usually not permitted on
A kind of pile. Where the cards are dealt from. In
general, cards are removed from the stock and
played to the foundation, tableau,
or waste, until the stock is empty.
The suits are Hearts
, and Clubs
. Hearts and Diamonds are colored red, and Spades
and Clubs are colored black.
A type of pile. Tableau piles are used
to move cards back and forth while looking for opportunities
to transfer cards to the foundations.
A type of pile. Often the cards from the stock are dealt face-up onto a
waste. The top card of
the waste can then be moved onto other piles according to
the rules of that particular game.