How to play Devil’s Grip
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The objective of this single player card game is to build up piles in sequences and to limit the number of cards in your stock.
Set Up. Get 2 decks of cards and remove all the aces. Shuffle them together and flip over a 3 by 8 grid of face-up cards. The remaining cards form the stock are placed faced down at the bottom of the grid, called the stock.
You get rid of cards from the stock by building up piles in a specific sequence. Each pile in the top row needs to be in the order of 2, 5, 8, Jack of the same suit. The middle row needs to be: 3, 6, 9, Queen of the same suit. And the bottom row need to be: 4, 7, 10, King of the same suit.
You are allowed to swap the locations of any two cards on the grid and you may move cards on the grid on top of other cards of the correct sequence. When you create an empty space in the grid, then the top card from the stock is immediately flipped face up and filled the spot.
If you cannot move any of the cards in the grid. Cards from the stock can be discarded in sets of three, similar to solitaire. You may then use the top card showing to try and add it to the grid. If you create an empty spot in the grid while having faceup stock cards, the top card of the stock is immediately flipped face up and fills the space before you may continue. Once you run out of cards in in your stock, flip the discard over, without shuffling, to form a new stock.
When no more moves can be made, the game is over. Count up the remaining cards in your stock to determine your score. The closer you are to 0, the better.