How to Play – Solitaire Accordion Card Game

Hey guys it’s Carrie Anne from EverythingMom and I’m sure you’re no stranger to solitaire. It is a great card game that
you probably played on your computer when you should be working but I
actually came across a different type of solitaire game. It’s actually my new
addiction. I’m sharing it with my kids and I want
to share with you, something that you guys could play at home. This solitaire game is called accordion
and you’ll understand when you sort of see how it’s played. So you’re going to
need one full deck of cards already shuffled. The rules are simple. You’re going to turn one card over at a
time and the object is to try and match with the two rules you can match the
card immediately to the left or as you put more cards down, the third card to
the left and what you’re trying to matches either suits or numbers. And if
you can’t do a match you just keep turning the cards over. So 7 to 7 and the great
thing is it’s not just that turn. In this case when I move the seven I have a diamond so now i can move the
diamond on top of the diamond and the idea is to make the least amount of
piles possible. So when I move this Queen on the Queen I can also look here. Third card to the
left is a club so I can move this over. And even though I have a King here and I
have a King over here it is only the card immediately to the left which isn’t
a match or the third card over which is 123 which also isn’t a match. So if you can’t do anything you just put
the next card down. so the club to the club and the King to the
King. I just slide everything over and
whenever you make a turn you want to double check that that turn may open up
other moves. Sometimes when you get on the role of matching suits you forget
about the numbers or if you get on the matching numbers you forget the suit so
it’s just double checking. Ultimately you’re going to go through
the whole deck until you played all your cards out and you want to get down to
the least number of piles possible. We played as a family we played this game
where one person had i think the minimum number we had with two piles but we had one turn where it was
actually 27 piles. Accordion is a great alternative to solitarie. When I demonstrated it looks like it’s
kind of a slow game but as you get familiar with the rules, the matching the suit and matching the numbers and
only matching to the one right to the left and the third to the left it
actually moves quite quickly. All admit I get kind of addictive
playing the game. This is one of many sort of solitaire
games i know with kids i’m always looking for alternative ideas to
entertain them. Ao I’m curious if you have any great
solitaire games that you would like to share with us. I’d love to learn them so
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  • SamuelCalifornia

    Thank you for explaining.

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  • Maddie Laake

    This is cool 🙂 thanks

  • Gladiator7 7

    Great game 🙂

  • Nicole Fisichella

    how about clock solitaire cover up solitaire aces high and Tripeacks solitaire I hope you take this advice

  • Montragon29

    I have the exact same deck…ww2 airplane spotter deck from US game systems…a travelling friend brought these to me from the US to Greece…


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