The reserve area is located at the top left corner of the screen. To the right of the reserve area
(The reserve consists of the thirteen cards that are left over after the tableau has been dealt. The reserve area is located at the upper left hand corner of the window. Cards in the reserve may be moved onto cards in the tableau, or moved up into the foundations.)
are four foundations. (The foundation consists of four cards. The last three cards must be of the same rank as the card in the first foundation. The cards must be placed in the foundation row as soon as available: they may not be used or built upon in the tableau. Each foundation must be built up in the same suit, and in ascending sequence. The sequence in the suit is continuous with Aces being played upon Kings, and so on.)
The tableau (The tableau consists of the four columns of cards that are dealt below the foundations. The cards in the tableau may be moved onto other cards in the tableau, or moved up into the foundations.) is located below the foundations.
After dealing four cards to the tableau, and one card to the first foundation, the remaining cards will be placed in the reserve area at the top left corner of the screen.
The Object of the Game
The object is to build the foundation cards into four complete suits of thirteen cards each.
Build upon cards in the tableau downward in alternating colors (i.e. move a red 5 onto a black 6).
Any or all cards in a pile located in the tableau may be moved as a unit.
Build upon the foundations in incrementing order, by suit (i.e. play 2 of Spades on the Ace of Spades in the foundation).
Reserve cards can be played on the foundation or tableau cards as needed.
The top card of the waste pile is always available to be played.
As spaces open up in the tableau, continue to fill them with cards from the reserve. When these are exhausted, fill them with cards from the hand or the waste pile.
Winning the Game
The game is won when all the cards have been moved to the foundations .
There are several ways to move cards in this game. Most players use a combination of techniques -- please feel free to use those features that seem most comfortable.
Drag and Drop. This game supports visual dragging and dropping of cards. Just click on a card and while holding the left mouse button, drag the card to where it should be placed, then let go. If the move is valid, the card will be dropped into that area.
Point and Click. As an alternative to drag and drop, click once on a playable card and let go. The card will turn gray to show that it's selected. Move the mouse to where the card should be moved. If that is a valid move, the mouse cursor will change to a vertical arrow. Click once on that spot and the selected card will be moved.
Double Clicking. Double clicking upon a tableau or reserve card will automatically send the card up to the appropriate foundation if there is a foundation move to be made with that card. When a game is not active, double clicking anywhere on the background causes a new game to be dealt.
Strategy Tips For This Game
It's best to try to consolidate cards in order to free up empty spots in the tableau. Doing so allows reserve cards to be played into the empty tableau spaces, "freeing" up cards that are blocked in the reserve pile.
Size: 78K Windows-95,98,ME,2000,XP,NT
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