Rules for Storehouse

Family: Klondike
Categories: Popular
Variants: Chameleon,Canfield,Rainbow
Also Known As: Thirteen Up,The Reserve

Canfield is one of the most popular solitaires, but wins in Canfield are fairly rare. If you like Canfield but wish you could win more often, try Storehouse.


Extract all of the deuces from the deck, and lay them out in a row to start the foundations. There are four tableau piles below the foundations. To the left of the tableaus is the stock, and to the right a wastepile. Count twelve cards into the stock, face down and squared, then add a thirteenth card face up. Deal one card face up onto each tableau pile. Keep the rest of the deck in your hand.


The foundations build up, following suit. Aces are high, so the last card you will play to any foundation is the Ace, on top of the King.

The tableaus build down in suit. Again Aces are high, so put Kings onto Aces.

Top cards of stock and wastepile are available for building on either the tableaus or the foundations. Top cards of the tableaus are available for building on the foundations. Full builds in the tableaus are available for building on other tableau piles; partial builds may not be moved.

Empty piles in the tableau may be filled at will with the top card of the stock or the wastepile.


You may deal at any time, by turning a card up from the deck and placing it face-up onto the wastepile. You may redeal twice, for a total of three trips through the deck: when the deck is empty, pick up the entire wastepile and turn it over to form a new deck.


The goal is to move all the cards onto the foundations.


Play cards to the foundations as soon as you can. There’s never any reason to delay.

When a tableau is empty, Storehouse allow you to refill it from either the stock or the wastepile, and you don’t have to do it right away. But it is usually best to immediately refill empty tableaus from the stock.

If you can refill an empty tableau from the wastepile followed by moving a card from the stock (for example, play the 9 from the wastepile followed by the 8 of the same suit from the stock), then do that.

When the stock is empty, start leaving one tableau empty as a workspace, and only fill it when you have an immediate way to empty it again. This allows you to “slip cards under” by (for example) playing a 9 to an empty tableau and then moving an 8 build from another tableau onto the 9, still leaving you with one empty tableau. You’ll be able to play many more cards from the wastepile by using this technique.

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