Archive for the ‘Card and Board’ Category

Tri-Tower Solitaire – As if there aren’t enough solitaire games out there.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Apr17 Solitaire is old as time itself.  Okay well maybe as old as playing cards.  Actually in British English it’s known as “Patience”.  In any case, Tri Towers, also known as Tri Peaks, Three Peaks, or Triple Peaks is a solitaire variation, and was actually created in 1989 by Robert Hogue.  So it’s actually a fairly new game.  In any case 18 cards are placed face down in three, three-tiered pyramids.  (In other words 6 in each pyramid with 3 levels).  Over these are ten face up cards placed along the bottom “row”.  The rest are used as a “stock” pile.  Then there’s the waste pile, one card is turned over for that.  The point of the game is to get the next higher or lower in rank as the card in the waste pile, into which it also goes in the waste pile.  For instance a 5, can either have a 6 or a 4 laid on it.  It doesn’t matter what suit it is or color it is.  Once you can’t find anymore cards to put into the waste pile, you can start going through the stock pile until you do.  You keep playing it until you’ve either cleared all the cards in the pyramid or wasted all you stock pile cards.  If you clear it, you win.


I Heart Hearts!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

HeartsSS01 I don’t really love hearts the game, but, it is interesting to play none-the-less.  Hearts supposedly belongs to the Whist family of card games.  Yeah I don’t know what Whist is either, except Bridge is another member of the family.  There’s like a ton of card games out there, and a ton of computer versions.  This version is online, in the form of a Java applet.  It took me a bit to catch on to how to play, because it’s just so off the wall, it isn’t hard, however.


(xblig) Poker Squares: What I win, I keep… What you win, I keep…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Apr08 Got your Poker faces on?  Good, because you won’t need ‘em here.  So basically when you play poker you create hands of five cards, a pair, two pair, three-of-a-kind (three of the same number, 2 unmatched), straight (ie straight set of sequential numbers with different suits), flush (five cards of the same suit), full house ( 3 of the same number, and a pair of a different number), four-of-a-kind, and a straight flush (five cards in sequence, of the same suit), and royal flush (means the 4 highest cards of the same suit in sequence, and 1 ace also in the same suit).  Whew! that was a lot to say, er type.