Solitaire

This is the standard Solitaire game. The game is neat and provides a lot of experience using the mouse in a Windows environment. My only complaint is that you have to play a lot before you can win. I guess I get discouraged because I can't win more often.

The object of Solitaire is to use all the cards in the deck to build up the four suit stacks in ascending order, beginning with the aces.

To play Solitaire

  1. On the Game menu, click Deal.
  2. Double-click any aces on the seven stacks to move them to the spaces at the upper right of the screen, and then make any other plays available on the board.
  3. When you have made all available plays on the board, click the deck to begin turning over cards.

Notes

To choose a scoring system

  1. On the Game menu, click Options.
  2. Under Scoring, click one of the following options:

    Standard

    The Standard option works as follows:
    • If you move a card to a suit stack, you get 10 points.
    • If you move a card from the deck to a row stack, you get 5 points.
    • If you turn over a card in a row stack, you get 5 points.
    • If you move a card from a suit stack back to a row stack, you lose 15 points.
    • If you are playing with the Draw Three option, you lose 20 points every time you go through the deck after the third time.
    • If you are playing with the Draw One option, you lose 100 points every time you go through the deck after the first time.
    • For timed games only, you lose 2 points every 10 seconds of play, and you receive bonus points at the end of the game. The shorter the game, the larger the bonus.

    Vegas

    The Vegas option works as follows:
    • You start the game with a debt of 52 dollars, which represents your wager.
    • You win 5 dollars for every card you play on a suit stack.
    • The object of the game is to earn more money than you wagered.
    • If you are playing with the Draw Three option, you can only go through the deck three times.
    • If you are playing with the Draw One option, you can only go through the deck once.

    None

    The None option works as follows:
    • You start the game with no debt (wager) and no money.
    • You can play the game with the timer turned on or off.
    • The object of the game is to play all the cards. You don't win or lose any money.
    • You can go through the deck as many times as you like whether you are playing with the Draw Three option or the Draw One option.

Note

Hughes Glantzberg

Last Revised: 03/05/2005

Created by
The PC Help Desk
(Hughes Glantzberg)