Solitaire
Components: Cards, table layout.
Skills required / taught: Chance, Logical processing.
Object: The stack each suit from Ace to King


About the Game

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.


Thought Bubble
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?