Card game: Swap
(lemme know if that name is taken.)
This game is similar to the Stack 'em game.
Use a shuffled deck.
The object is to fill up four stacks, one per suit, from ace to king, or 2 to ace if preferred but only if decided before the game starts.
You get 4 additional stacks that you can work with at your own will (they start out empty.) Cards are face-up. At any time you may :
a) take a card off the top of the deck and place onto any of these four stacks
b) take a card off of any of these stacks and put onto one of the four suit piles
c) take an entire stack and place it on top of another stack
You of course may also take a card off the top of the deck and place directly onto one of the four suit stacks.
Do this until you're stuck or you win.
Note that, unlike in the Stack 'em game, you *may* put a card of a higher value on top of a card of a lower value. Obviously in some cases this will get you stuck. Part of the game is figuring out when you can do this without causing a paradox, or just crossing your fingers and hoping that it doesn't..
Another difference is that in the Stack 'em game, since you can't place a higher card on a lower card, you can just keep the stacks directly vertical -- good for conserving space when you need to. In *this* version you'll need to look at the stack histories to know when you should or shouldn't put a higher card on top of a lower card, so you may want to keep the stacks (or parts of the stacks) cascaded.