Invented by Marvin Kaufman over 50 years ago, Forty Twelve Solitaire offers a unique, strategic card game while maintaining the fun and addictive action expected in solitaire. Games of Forty Twelve can usually be won, providing more opportunity for skillful play than most other forms of solitaire. With easy to learn instructions, easy and difficult game variations, scoring and Game Center integration, Forty Twelve will soon become your solitaire game of choice.

Game Description:
Forty Twelve is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Forty cards are dealt onto a table into 8 columns, each with 5 cards. All cards in the columns are face up and visible to the player. The remaining ten cards are held in the hand and are also visible to the player. The object of the game is to play all of the cards from the table onto a discard pile. Any card from the hand can be placed on the discard pile. Only the top card in each column can be placed on the discard pile and only if it is one higher or one lower than the top card on the discard pile.

The free version of Forty Twelve includes both an 8 column and a 10 column game that can be played with 10 randomly shuffled decks. An upgrade, available through an In App Purchase, expands the number of decks to 100,000 and adds the more difficult 6 column and 7 column games.

So what are you waiting for? Try Forty Twelve Solitaire for FREE today! Get ready to play the next evolution in Solitaire!

- Easy to learn instructions
- 8 column and 10 column games
- 10 unique shuffled decks
- Red+ Black- variation (very hard)
- Automatic shuffling and dealing
- Cards move by tapping or dragging
- Take back any move, replay deck
- Score number of decks completed
- Score number of cards removed over 10 decks
- Scores posted to Game Center Leaderboards

- Available through an In App Purchase
- Includes 100,000 unique shuffled decks
- Adds 7 column and 6 column games

1) The first shuffled deck dealt out into 8 columns at the start of the game. Playing the Queen from the hand.
2) After playing the Q from the hand, play the J, 10, 9, 8 (column 4), 9, 8 (column 4) - this frees the 3 in column 4. Playing the Ace from the hand.
3) After playing the A from the hand, play the K, A, 2, A, 2, 3, 4, 5 (column 3), 4, 3, 4, 5, 6. Playing the 7 from the hand.
4) After playing the 7 from the hand, play the 8, 9, 10 (column 5 freeing the 2), J, Q, K, Q. Playing the Jack from the hand.
5) After playing the J from the hand, play the 10, 9. Playing the 7 from the hand.

After playing the 7 from the hand, play the 6 (column 1), 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 (column 7), 2, A, K, Q. Then play the 2 from the hand and the 3 from the table and finally the 7 from the hand and the 6 from the table and win the game!

What’s New

Version 1.3

All new shuffled decks

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Anonymous reviewer 0707 ,

Great game

This I s a delightful solitaire game. It is challenging enough to make you think but not so hard as to be frustrating. The implementation works well and supports the game nicely.

SeriousPBK ,

Best solitaire ever

Absolutely addicting. And you can trace back your moves and correct your mistakes. I love this new version of solitaire.


Peter Kramer
6.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. upgrade to 100,000 decks and 7/6 column games $1.99


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