Devil’s Grip is a challenging patience game for one player.  See how many cards you can get into the grid before getting stuck!  Below is the video tutorial and explanation for Wish Solitaire.

Devil's Grip Tutorial:


How To Play Golf
How To Play Kings In The Corners
How To Play Solitaire
How To Play Wish Solitaire
Needed: 96 cards (2 decks of cards with the aces removed)

Setup: The game is setup by creating three rows with eight cards in each row. The remaining deck is place at the bottom of the grid created.  

Objective: The object of the game is to stack all the cards in sequences with matching suits.  The sequences are 2, 5, 8, Jack in the top row.  3, 6, 9, queen in the middle row.  4, 7, 10, king in the bottom row.  When looking at the sequence from top row to bottom row, the pattern of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and so on can be seen.

Play:  Face up cards can be switched around on the grid as needed.  A player will start by moving 2s, 3s, and 4s to their respective rows.  Then, a player can begin stacking cards where possible.  Cards of the same suit can be stacked on each other according to the sequence described in the objective.  

When there is an open space on the grid, the top card of the deck is placed face up into the space.

Once all possible moves have been made within the grid, a player can begin to flip through the deck.  Cards from the deck are flipped in sets of 3 cards.  The top card flipped up can be stacked in the grid if possible.

When an open space is created, the top card of the deck will fill it in.  This happens even when in the middle of flipping through the deck.  A player will continue to flip through the deck and make moves when possible.

Once no more moves can be made, the game is over.

Scoring: A player will count the cards left in the deck.  This is the player’s score, the closer to zero the better.  

  • Cards can be stacked even if the stack doesn’t start with the base card.  
  • When the deck runs out, the pile is picked up to reset the deck for flipping.