The object of this solitaire game is to build a complete face-card gallery of Jacks, Queens, and Kings.You build sequences of cards on the Foundation rows by suit (building rules: top row 2-5-8-Jack; middle 3-6-9-Queen; bottom 4-7-10-King) using the cards of the Tableau and the still incorrect cards of the Foundation. Deal cards from the Stock to the Tableau as needed. At the end of the game, let the computer play out the same starting situation a few times.
24 piles: 3 rows with 8 columns.
Empty spots can be filled with the base cards "2", "3", and "4", as above. Building rule: Add cards by suit, in increasing rank, by a difference of 3.
Cards at their correct position have an altered appearance (no number, plus a narrow frame).
8 piles are fed by the cards played from the Stock. Only completely visible cards are available for play.
The Stock initially consists of two decks (104 cards). As the game begins, the first 24 cards are played to the Foundation. Each time you click Stock, 8 cards move into play, one to each of the Tableau piles.
Ace Pile: Aces are automatically removed to the Aces pile and are not a part of play.
The game begins by dealing 24 cards, face up, to the Foundation and 8 cards to the Tableau. Some of the cards on the Foundation may now already be at their final position ("2", "3", "4"), and aces go directly to the ace pile. Just tap on a card to play it (it finds its correct position automatically).
You build a complete gallery of all face cards, removing all cards from the Tableau (score: 0)
Or, you make a better score than the computer (see the "Statistics" tab). For your personal evaluation use whatever measure you like (better than the minimum or better than the median or the mean).
During the evaluation process each single result of the random process gets a small square. Blue: your result is better - white: drawn - red: computer is better - green: solved game (result 0).
Thanks to Karen Morris for editing the texts. The nostalgic card faces are still the ones by Mike Casteel. The new ones are Vectorized Playing Cards 1.3, Copyright 2011 - Chris Aguilar, Licensed under LGPL 3
In the context of a competitive product you can find a detailed explanation of the strategy for winning this game: Winning at Picture Gallery Solitaire.