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  #33 - June 30, 2002 - by Thomas Warfield


EastHaven Screen shot of the game EastHaven from Pretty Good Solitaire.

EastHaven is a classic one deck game of solitaire.

At the start of the game, three cards each are dealt to seven tableau piles. The first two cards are dealt face down and the last card is dealt face up. The remaining cards form a stock. There will be four foundation piles to be built up in suit from Ace to King. The foundations begin the game empty.

Play proceeds by moving up any possible cards in the tableau piles to the foundations. Tableau piles are built down by alternate color. Groups of cards may be moved if they are in sequence down by alternate color. Spaces in the tableau can be filled only by a King or a group of cards headed by a King.

When there are no more possible moves within the tableau, deal one card from the stock to each tableau pile and continue play. This will have the effect of blocking in some cards. Unblocking them will be very important.

The game is won when all of the cards are moved to the foundation piles.

A good player can win EastHaven 40-50% of the time, although an average player will only win about 25% of the time.

A similar game with no foundations is the game Will o the Wisp. EastHaven dates back to at least 1931 and was originally called Aces Up. It was renamed EastHaven by Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith in their 1949 book The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, probably because there is already another game called Aces Up.

EastHaven is one of the 500 games in Pretty Good Solitaire.

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