– 4 Tableau Stacks of 1 card each – build down in opposite colors.
– 4 Foundations – build up in suit.
– 1 Reserve Pile with 10 cards which can be played onto the Tableau or Foundations.
– The Deck at the bottom with 3 cards turned up.
One card is dealt onto the first Foundation. 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. Empty spaces are filled automatically from the Reserve. Once the Reserve is empty, spaces in the Tableau can be filled with any card.
Tap the Deck to turn up 3 cards at a time. The topmost card can be moved to the Foundations or the Tableau. Unlimited passes through the deck are allowed.
Move all cards to the Foundations to win.
Tips & Strategies:
Remove the cards from the Reserve Pile as soon as possible. Try to build the Foundations evenly.
How the game got it’s name:
Canfield is named after Richard A. Canfield who owned a casino in New York during the 1890s. Gamblers would buy a chance to play the game for $50. The player would earn $5 for every card they managed to place into the Foundations. If one were to place all 52 cards into the Foundations, the gambler would win a total of $500. Canfield is a challenging game, so Mr. Canfield ended up with the better end of the deal.