Baker's Dozen

Game info

  • Decks: 1;
  • Difficulty: Medium;
  • Time: Medium;
  • Probability of winning: 85%;
  • Type: Skill;


The objective is to move all cards to the foundations in ascending order in suit using as few moves as possible.

The game

  • There are 4 foundations (right side);
  • Accept cards in ascending order and with the same suit;
  • You can move the top card.
  • There are 13 piles (7 on top and 6 on bottom);
  • The cards must be arranged in descending order, regardless of suit;
  • You can only move the top card of each pile;
  • Empty spaces cannot be used.


History of the Baker's Dozen

Term "Baker's Dozen"

The expression "baker's dozen" comes from the 13th century, when King Henry III of England enacted a law that regulated the production of food, more specifically, bread and beer.

At the time it was common for people to buy a dozen loaves of bread. As the law provided for severe punishments for bakers who did not supply the loaves in the quantity and quality required by the law, they began to supply an extra loaf for every dozen, that is, 13 loaves instead of a dozen. This became known as the "baker's dozen".

The Game

The game was created by dividing the deck into 13 parts (the full deck has 52 cards and is therefore divisible by 13) of 4 cards each. Thus, the number of piles was associated with the story of the "baker's dozen".

After the cards are dealt, the Kings are repositioned to the bottom of their respective piles. This is because the piles are arranged in descending order and empty spaces cannot be used, unlike Klondike, which allows you to place a King, and Spider Solitaire, which allows any card to be placed in an empty space.

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