Deuces Card Game

This draw poker game uses the normal 52 card pack, but each of the four 'two point' cards or 'deuces' may represent any card chosen by the player who holds them in their hand. This variation provides players with a greater chance of making a winning hand, and payout rates are adjusted accordingly. Etiquette Crummy rummy is a complicated game. It is common for a beginner to forget that deuces are wild and discard a deuce. It is also common for a beginner who has not laid down his/her contract yet to discard a card that may be played to the table by the next player (although sometimes this is unavoidable).

  1. Double Deuce Poker
  2. Deuces Card Game Rules
  3. Deuces Wild Game
  4. How To Play Deuces Card Game
  5. Deuces Card Games With Regular Cards
A Patience game
Named variantsCourtyard, Square
FamilyForty Thieves
DeckDouble 52-card
See also Glossary of solitaire

Deuces is a solitairecard game which is played with two decks of playing cards. It is so called because each foundation starts with a 'deuce', or two card. It also belongs to a family of card games which includes Busy Aces, which is derived from Forty Thieves.

Double Deuce Poker


First, the eight two cards are separated from the deck and placed in two rows to form the foundations. Then, ten cards, four above the foundations and three at each of the left and the right of the foundations, are dealt. These are the bases for the tableau piles.

The foundations should be built up by suit up to kings, then aces. In the tableau, building is down by suit, also aces can be built upon by kings.

The top cards of each tableau piles are available for play on the foundations or on other tableau piles. Sequences, where in part or in whole, can be moved as one unit. Spaces in the tableau are filled only with cards from either the stock or the wastepile.

The stock can be dealt one card at a time, onto a wastepile, the top card of which is available for play on the foundations and on the tableau. There is no redeal

The game is won when all the cards are dealt onto the foundations with the aces on top.


Below are variations of Deuces, both of which are also akin to Busy Aces.

  • In Square, the twos are shuffled in the deck and there are 12 piles in the tableau, four each above, to the left, and to the right of the foundation spaces.
  • Courtyard is just like Square, but with aces as bases for foundations.


  • Coops, Helen L. 100 Games of Solitaire
  • Dick, William Brisbane. Dick's Games of Patience
  • Morehead, Albert H. & Mott-Smith, Geoffrey. The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games
  • Moyse Jr, Alphonse. 150 Ways to play Solitaire
  • Parlett, David. The Penguin Book of Patience

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About Deuces Solitaire

by Thomas Warfield

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Deuces Card Game Rules

Video poker jackpots. Deuces is a Forty Thieves type game in the Busy Aces family.

How to Play

At the start of the game the eight Twos are dealt out to become the bases of the foundation piles. These Twos will be built up in suit from Threes, Fours, up to Kings,then Aces. When all of the cards are moved here, the game is won.

There are 10 tableau piles. At the start of the game, one card is dealt face up to each pile. The remainder of the cards form a stock. The stock will be turned overone card at a time to the waste pile by clicking.

Deuces Wild Game

Building in the tableau is down by suit. Only one card at a time may be moved. Empty spaces can be fillled by any card.

Deuces is very similar to the game Busy Aces. Instead of starting the foundations with Aces as in Busy Aces,it starts with Twos (the Deuces). Also, the Twos aredealt out at the start of the game instead of remaining in the deck as they do in Busy Aces. This would make the game easier than Busy Aces, except that Deuces has onlyten tableau piles instead of twelve, which in turn makes the game harder.

Variations of Deuces

WindowsVersion 20.1 - November 15, 2020 - 1040 Games
MacVersion 3.56 - June 4, 2020 - 750 Games
iPadVersion 1.60 - January 3, 2021 - 750 Games
iPhoneVersion 1.00 - February 26, 2019 - 720 Games

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