Played a couple rounds of the base game and it was pretty fun, I won most of the time, but it got quite close. For higher difficulty, remove one, two or even three aces from the deck!
One rules question though. When I use an ace to add a stack to the bottom of my draw pile, which way is the stack oriented?
Face down, so that the bottom card of the stack is drawn first?
Or face up (since the cards in the stack have been seen already) so that the top card of the stack is drawn first?
I am asking because the first option heavily restricts your ability to chain aces and keep playing with few cards, as you are always forced to play the ace you just recovered BEFORE any of the cards you recovered from that same stack (effectively filtering the two used aces to the top of your draw pile where you can't chain them in any productive manner). But the rules for the "recursion" lose condition make it sound like the ace you just picked up is supposed to end at the *bottom* of your draw pile, not in the middle (i.e. on top of the stack you just added).