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In my experience.... Solo play of Car Wars breaks down into 4 discrete activities: Vehicle Design movement practice play of automatic opponent scenarios playing multiple sides play of paragraph driven scenarios TurboFire play Vehicle Design as Solo Play For me, this was the number one way to waste time with Car Wars. I designed about 50x more vehicles ...

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Use 2 standard decks of 52 cards and deal 10 piles with the following rules: Dealing the cards When dealing each row, the first and last card is always face up, while the rest is face down. In each row, after you have dealt the card to the 5th pile, the next card is dealt face up to the "devil's six" pile. The "devil's six" pile is placed on the upper ...

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In Klondike Solitaire there are 7 cards face up on the table, 21 face down on the table, leaving (out of the 52 card pack) 24 cards in the deck. If you're dealing 3 cards at a time, only 24/3 = 8 of these cards are available. So only 15 cards are available at the start of the game. In order for there not to be any valid moves at the start, you would need: ...

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Literally just played a game in which one of the stacks (the one containing 4 cards) was lead by the 9 of diamonds, and the cards inside of it were the King of Spades, the 5 of diamonds, the 10 of spades, and the 10 of clubs (I know this because I had the entire field solved except for this stack and used process of elimination). As far as I can see this ...

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Technically, one In FreeCell, you are only allowed to move 1 card at a time, either to or from a free cell or from one stack to another. That said, it is trivial to move an entire stack of N+1 cards, where N is the number of free cells, by moving N cards to the cells, moving the last card to the new stack, and then pulling down the stored cards onto the ...

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Accordion According to one of the biggest player on the solitaire market (SolSuite), the game of Accordion (one card at a time version) has a chance of winning in about 1 of 200 games, i.e. 0,5% But I would actually say that there is no difference in the winning percentage (if played right) between the two versions you are talking about, since (in the ...

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Press F5 or go to the upper right corner and click Options (the gear) while you are in a Klondike game. The draw and scoring options are under Game Settings, which will either be an option to click or be the option that comes up.

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I haven't played this yet, but from a review the rules are as follows. Initial Setup You need two standard decks of cards, so 104 cards in total. Deal 6 cards face-up to the top left of the play area (The Devil's Six) Deal out 10 columns of cards: One face up card in the first column, one facedown followed by one face up card in the second, two facedown ...

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The game you are looking for is a mixture between the classic solitaire games Scorpion and Yukon. I've looked through over 700 games in both SolSuite Solitaire and Pretty Good Solitaire and I came really close to finding your game in a variation called Geoffrey (by Thomas Warfield) in Goodsol's game Pretty Good Solitaire. The only difference is that ...

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Yes, it is possible. You can enter the game number into this online solver, and it will show you the full solution. Here are the first several moves: -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Foundations: H-0 C-0 D-0 S-0 Freecells: : 8D 4D QH KS 2C 9D 8H : QS AS 2S KD QC 3C 4C : 7D 7H 9S TH 6D AC 3S : 5H 8C 8S 5D AD TS 6C : 3H QD KH 9C 6S 4H : 6H 2H JS 4S KC 7C : 2D 5S JC ...

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However, if you started a list and enumerated the initial conditions -- I feel like I've seen this on a linux version of Solitare: the numbering of deck order, that is -- and you definitively decide a certain one is un-winnable, you then could compare notes across nodes (share with friends) and VOILA: a list of un-winnable starting deck stacks. I've been ...

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This is Clock Patience (or Clock Solitaire), although as the Wikipedia article describes it is usually played with the piles arranged in a circle and the King pile in the centre.

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It sounds like a variant of Push-Pin. You can eliminate a card or a pair of adjacent cards between two cards of the same suit or rank. Select a card or a pair of cards you want to discard by clicking on them. The overall effect of successive plays is that length of the layout gets shorter and shorter. If the length is reduced to two cards the game is won. ...

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This is very similar to a game called "Perpetual Motion" -- the rules from Wikipedia specify gathering same-ranked cards to the left, and only allow for eliminating groups of cards if the four of a rank are dealt out to the four piles as part of a single deal. They seem similarly unclear as to which pile should end up on top of the new stack.

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This sounds like it's equivalent to Clock Patience, but with a less space-consuming layout and using the aces as the starter pile rather than the kings. I've also seen it referred to as "Travellers".

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No. Eric Sink decided that he would start a micro-ISV to create a version of solitaire that is always winnable. This was mostly just an experiment to see what it would be like running a software company with one person, but he eventually sold the product which is still available for purchase. There have been some estimates about the number of Klondike ...

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Any approach to designing solo variants should take into account this impressive body of work on BGG. This user has created 46 (to date) very robust solo versions of popular'highly ranked games.

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I've never heard of any variation that would not allow you to do this. Though the help text you quoted is ambiguous, I believe that "deepest card" refers to the "deepest card that you want to move", not the "deepest card in the entire column". If the computer itself that has such a help file allows you to do the partial-run move anyway, do you have a reason ...

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Bicycle cards lists the more restrictive rule. Building Any movable card or cards (from tableau, reserve, or stock) may be placed only on a card next-higher in rank and of opposite color in the tableau. Example: The 8♥ may be placed on 9♣ or 9♠. An entire pile of the tableau must be moved as a unit. Boardgames.about.com also lists the more ...

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This sounds a lot like Picture Gallery Solitaire, a game that was put out for Palm. I believe you can find an implementation on SourceForge.

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you deal out the cards up to three. If there are less than three you just deal out those cards. Use what you can. And then put them in the discard pile and start over. If those are the only cards you have left including the rest of the discard pile then you might be in a lose scenario.

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This is a variant of the game Accordian. Here are the rules for Accordian

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Probably the best way to make a bot to play against is to not make it have a deck at all, just every other turn make it take a duchy and on the other turns make it randomly take an attack card and do it's effect (only bother with the effect that effects you for the bot doesn't have a deck) You should check out the game Ascension, it is a deck building game ...

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Wikipedia has quite a collection, and the site you mention also has a page with further links. You might find more online if you also search for "patience", the more common name for "solitaire" outside North America.

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You do not place a card on top of a pile which starts with a King and descends when adding to the columns (you still place one if there are unturned cards beneath a King). Also, there are many permutations of Devil’s six which are impossible. For instance, any sequence of three descending cards in the same suit can’t be solved since you are unable to clear ...

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You can only move them when they are in the correct order. You can move all or the bottom part. You cannot pull some from the middle or the beginning and only move those. Only a king (and its descending cards, if they are in the correct order) can be moved to an empty column.

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I play this sometimes and the person who taught me called it "One-handed Solitaire". I don't know if that's the real name, but that's what I've always called it and people seem to know what I'm talking about if I ever do mention it.

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The random number generator could have been seeded with the same seed, which would cause the same sequence of random number to be generated. The RNG in Microsoft's C library repeats every ~32,000 numbers (which is pretty abysmal), so there's effectively only that many seeds. Different seeds: >perl -E"say srand; say join ' ', map int(rand(52))+1, 1..10;" ...

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The biggest piece of strategy is knowing how to move a pile of cards from one stack to the next. The basic algorithm is a recursive algorithm. To move n cards from stack a to stack b, you need to: move the n-1 cards from stack a to stack c move the nth card to stack b move the n-1 cards from stack c to stack b. To move a stack of three ...

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In one-handed solitaire, your "hand" is all the face-up cards on the top of the deck. You are always supposed to have the top four of these cards visible, which can be achieved by fanning out the top four cards. So this rule means that "if the number of visible cards is less than four, and the total number of face-up cards on the top of the deck is at least ...

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