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#225222 - Thu May 06 2004 12:38 PM Solitaire
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What is your favorite way of playing Solitaire? Do you like to play on the computer or with actual cards? Is there a strange way of playing Solitaire that humanity has not discovered yet?
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#225223 - Thu May 06 2004 12:51 PM Re: Solitaire
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I prefer the computer, I'm just too lazy to deal the cards myself. I used to play it very often, but haven't played it for over a year now.
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#225224 - Thu May 06 2004 01:35 PM Re: Solitaire
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I play it on the computer loads! I like it with the Vegas option. Leau78 how did you manage not to play it for so long? I tried not playing it for a week and failed, it's too addictive.
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#225225 - Thu May 06 2004 01:36 PM Re: Solitaire
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I switched to Freecell.
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#225226 - Thu May 06 2004 01:40 PM Re: Solitaire
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I also play freecell loads, I switch between them both! I'm still not very good at freecell yet.
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#225227 - Thu May 06 2004 01:54 PM Re: Solitaire
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I like to play it on the computer, but I also have a hand-held solitaire game which is good for just about anywhere! It's very portable.
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#225228 - Thu May 06 2004 06:05 PM Re: Solitaire
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I have a hand held one, too. I wonder if it's the same - let's see if I can describe it.
- You hold the deck in your hand, facing away from you
- You bring the first four cards from the back of the deck to the front, facing you
- If the two outside cards are the same suit, you discard the middle two cards
- you then bring forward two more cards, making four, and do it again.
- keep bringing cards forward, one at a time, only playing the last four at any one time.
- If the two outside cards are the same card, (4's, say) you discard all four cards
- If you end up discarding the whole deck, you have won.

Now, did that make any sense?

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#225229 - Fri May 07 2004 10:44 AM Re: Solitaire
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Hmmm, that doesn't sound like mine, Agony!

For mine, you have the screen set up just like an actual solitare game. There are buttons for the seven piles, the four for the suit stacks, and one for the drawing-from stack. You just push the buttons for where you want a card to go. It has the regular or Vegas option as well, and you can also choose a timer option for more points!
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#225230 - Fri May 07 2004 02:59 PM Re: Solitaire
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I like Solitaire but it hurts my eyes if I play it too long on the computer! Sounds like your game Alien, pile of seven cards and then work up the sets (Hearts, Spades, Diamonds and Clubs) turning three cards over at a time. I find it fun playing with normal cards - I also like collecting playing cards, which has certain pictures on it, like castles etc, or places where you have been on holiday!
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#225231 - Fri May 07 2004 03:03 PM Re: Solitaire
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Yeah, sometimes playing solitaire for too long will make me sleepy. So does Yahtzee! All those rolling dices, it's hypnotic!
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#225232 - Sun May 09 2004 01:53 PM Re: Solitaire
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Ahh, by hand held I meant that you hold an actual deck of cards in your actual hands! I guess I'm just an old Luddite.

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#225233 - Tue May 11 2004 10:20 AM Re: Solitaire
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It's okay Agony! I guess I wasn't clear on that. I'm talking about a hand-held electronic solitaire game! And no, I don't think you're an old Luddite!
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#225234 - Wed May 12 2004 06:36 AM Re: Solitaire
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I usually play Solitaire by hand held cards too!
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#225235 - Wed May 12 2004 07:13 AM Re: Solitaire
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I am currently hooked on 'Clover' solitaire- the only problem is that it is so easy, that a game can last for over five hours!
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#225236 - Thu May 13 2004 12:14 AM Re: Solitaire
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I have a hand held one, too. I wonder if it's the same - let's see if I can describe it.
- You hold the deck in your hand, facing away from you
- You bring the first four cards from the back of the deck to the front, facing you
- If the two outside cards are the same suit, you discard the middle two cards
- you then bring forward two more cards, making four, and do it again.
- keep bringing cards forward, one at a time, only playing the last four at any one time.
- If the two outside cards are the same card, (4's, say) you discard all four cards
- If you end up discarding the whole deck, you have won.

Now, did that make any sense?




Agony, you have described the solitaire came I love! I had forgotten about this version. You can play this one anywhere, as it is as portiable as any electronic hand held one.

Well, except when you drop them all. Then the game becomes 52 pick up!

Got to go look for my cards!
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#225237 - Thu May 13 2004 06:34 AM Re: Solitaire
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Well you're the first person I have ever met that knew this one,(except for the person who taught it to me). It's great for long rides on the Greyhound.

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#225238 - Mon Aug 09 2004 05:03 PM Re: Solitaire
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I have a hand held one, too. I wonder if it's the same - let's see if I can describe it.
- You hold the deck in your hand, facing away from you
- You bring the first four cards from the back of the deck to the front, facing you
- If the two outside cards are the same suit, you discard the middle two cards
- you then bring forward two more cards, making four, and do it again.
- keep bringing cards forward, one at a time, only playing the last four at any one time.
- If the two outside cards are the same card, (4's, say) you discard all four cards
- If you end up discarding the whole deck, you have won.

Now, did that make any sense?




What do you call this game? This is a favorite of mine! We always called it "Idiot's Delight," but I see by searching online that "Idiot's Delight" is another solitaire game. I'd like to see if someone has made an electronic version of this great game, but don't know what to look for!

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