Sultan (or Sultan of Turkey) is a solitaire card game, meaning it is played only by one person. However this game uses two packs of playing cards. The cards are laid out thus:
These cards make up the foundations and will be built up by suit in order. On the single A♥ foundation, the next cards will be 2♥, 3♥, etc,. On the Kings, the order is Ace, 2, 3, etc, of the appropriate suits. Throughout the game, the only card which you cannot place other cards on is the K♥ (the Sultan) in the center location.
Eight cards from the deck are placed around the main layout to make up the reserve.
The player then makes moves, which may be:
The goal is to end the game with the Sultan (King of Hearts) surrounded by his "Queens". When there are no more cards in the deck, the player may re-deal (shuffle the waste and place face-down), but only twice per game. This means the player may only run through the deck three times total, and then the game ends.