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Idiot's Delight. Another solitaire card game for the PC.
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Idiot’s Delight. Another solitaire card game for the PC.
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IDITDELT.DOC 2609 1134 deflated
IDITDELT.EXE 13616 6930 deflated

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Contents of the IDITDELT.DOC file


This is another in the long line of versions of SOLITAIRE. This
may not be the true name of this version but its what I've always
called it.

Tableau. Using one deck of cards the first four are dealt side by
side, as shown, face up.
+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
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+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
The Play. A card may be removed only if a card of the same suit and
greater value, Ace high, is in play. Only the four cards at the top
of each pile are in play. If a space is open the top card of one of
the other piles may be moved into that space. When there are no more
moves or removes left, the next four cards from the hand are dealt
face up on top of the existing four piles until the hand is empty.

AD, 5C, 3S, 8H
9H, 2D, 3C, 3H

The 3H may be removed because of the 9H. After the 3H is removed, the
8H may be removed because of the 9H. The tableau now looks like:

AD, 5C, 3S,( )
9H, 2D, 3C,( )

Strategy dictates that the 9H should be moved to the open spot because
the 2D may be removed because of the AD, then the 3C can be removed
because of the 5C. The next four cards may be dealt on top of them.
The Object of Play is to have the four Aces in each spot on the
tableau with no other cards on top, or underneath them, and no cards
in the hand.

To Play the Computer Version, type IDITDELT at the computer prompt
with IDITDELT.EXE in the current drive and directory. If you allow
the computer to play it will use the same shuffled deck as you. There
are only four commands to play the game, as follows:
"T","t": plays the next four cards off the hand onto the tableau, one
time through the hand.
"R","r": waits for a column number, will remove the top card of that
column if it is legally possible.
"M","m": waits for two column numbers, the first the column with more
than one card, the second must be an open space, will move
the top card of the first given column number to the open
second column.
"E" : will end the game if you have gone through the deck, if not
it will ask if you are sure if you want to quit.

The only files, and their sizes, for this program should be:

I release this program onto the public domain. Any CONSTRUCTIVE
criticism can be mailed, though I may not be at this address much
longer, to:
Ray Wojtak
1409-44th St.
Kenosha, WI 53140-2750

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