Cards, table layout.
Skills required / taught:
The stack each suit from Ace to
Solitaire often refers to single-player card games involving a
layout of cards with a goal of sorting them in some manner. However
it is possible to play the same games competitively (often a head to
head race) and cooperatively. The term solitaire is also used for
single-player games of concentration and skill using a set layout of
tiles, pegs or stones rather than cards.
These games include Peg
solitaire and Shanghai solitaire.
How it Works
Klondike Solitaire – Taking a standard 52-card deck of playing cards
(without Jokers) one upturned card is dealt on the left of the
playing area, then six downturned cards (from left to right). On top
of the downturned cards, an upturned card is dealt on the left-most
downturned pile, and downturned cards on the rest until all piles
have an upturned card.
The four foundations (in the upper right) are built up by suit from
Ace (low in this game) to King, and the tableau piles can be built
down by alternate colors, and partial or complete piles can be moved
if they are built down by alternate colors also. Any empty piles can
be filled with a King or a pile of cards with a King at the top.
Artificial Intelligence – While some games require a computer player
to act intelligently, others like Solitaire merely provide game
structure and not competition for the player. Will your game
challenge the player competitively, or focus on a structure for the
player to enjoy?