Devil's Grip Game Rules

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(In Devil's Grip, you must build up piles in a specific sequence. Above is how cards in the first row should be stacked.)

(In Devil's Grip, you must build up piles in a specific sequence. Above is how cards in the first row should be stacked.)

Card Game Rules

Devil’s Grip is a grid version of classic solitaire. Devil’s Grip is played with two standard playing card decks without any Aces. The objective of the game is to build up piles in sequences and to limit the number of cards in your stock.

For more classic card games, check out our guides for Old Maid and War.

If you are looking for cards to play Devil’s Grip With, check out a standard deck here or check out one of our newest arrivals here.

 

Set Up

After you remove all of the Aces in your two decks, shuffle the cards and build a grid of 3 by 8 cards all facing up. The remaining cards form the stock.

 

How to Play

You are able to get rid of cards from the stock by building up piles in a specific sequence. The goal is to have each pile in the first row be stacked in the order of 2, 5, 8, and Jack of the same suit. In the second row, each pile should be stacked in the order of 3, 6, 9, and Queen of the same suit. Finally, in the third row, each pile should be stacked in the order of 4, 7, 10, and King of the same suit.

If you move a card in the grid to build on a pile, the top card of the stock fills the gap in the grid.

If you cannot move any of the cards in the grid. Cards from the stock can be dealt in sets of three. You may only use the top card showing. If all of your stock has been dealt, the dealt cards are flipped over to form a new stock.

When no more moves can be played, the game is over and points are tallied.

 

Scoring

The number of cards you have left in your stock is the number of points you have. The closer you are to 0, the better.

For more information about Devil's Grip and its rules, check out VipSpade's article here or Blogspot's article here.

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About the author: John Taylor is a content writer and freelancer through the company Upwork.com. You may view his freelancing profile here. He has a B.A. in English, with a specialty in technical writing, from Texas A&M University and is working towards a Masters degree in English at the University of Glasgow. You may view his previous articles about card games here and his LinkedIn profile here.

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Last update date: 10/4/19

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