-7 tableau stacks 1-7 cards high: build down in opposite colors
-4 foundations: build up in suit
-7 reserve stacks with 1 card each
-the deck at the top left
One card is dealt onto the first foundatioin. This rank must be used as the base for the other foundations. Foundations are built up in suit, wrapping from King to Ace as necessary.
Cards in the tableau can be moved to a foundation or onto another tableau stack. The tableau builds down in opposite colors wrapping from Ace to King. Ordered piles can be moved as a group. Empty spaces can only be filled with a card one rank lower than the foundations’ base rank. If the foundations starts with a 5, an empty space must be filled with a 4.
Reserve cards can be played onto the tableau or foundations. When play comes to a standstill, tap the deck to deal out 1 card to each reserve stack.
Move all of the cards to the foundations to win.
How the game got it’s name:
David Parlett created the solitaire game Agnes Bernauer. He named it after the mistress, and perhaps the wife of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria. Albert’s father was unhappy with the relationship between the two and had Agnes arrested and drowned in the Danube River in the year 1435. Her tragedy is depicted in numerous literary works.
* Agnes II