This is a timed 10-stage version of Tripeaks Solitaire with unique board layouts, Jokers, and keys on the tableau which allow you to unlock another play column.
Shuffle through the reserves to enable plays of cards which are one higher or lower than the cards atop play stacks.
Work down the tableau columns with keys on them to unlock the second and third play stack locations.
Use Jokers to make additional matches.
Clear the tableau of cards before the timer reaches zero.
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3 Keys Solitaire Cards Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Select cards on the tableau which are one higher or lower than a card on the waste piles. Unlock the keys to enable more parallel play piles. Use Jokers to make tough matches.
Starting the Game
Select the Play button in the center of the welcome screen to start a new game or continue a prior game.
Underneath the Play button are buttons for how to play Help, High Scores, and More Games.
The lower left corner of the welcome screen has a language select dropdown.
The lower right corner of the welcome screen has buttons for social media sharing and reading game developer information.
Use your mouse left click button to select a card to play. If no valid plays remain you can select the reserves to deal a card from there or use one of your Jokers.
Tap the screen with a finger to select a card to play.
Controls & indicators
Your reserves and Jokers are in the upper left corner. Each has a numerical count under it indicating how many cards you have remaining in each.
The waste piles are in the top center of the screen.
The game controls are in the right column.
In the top there is a full screen mode button.
Next it shows your current level number, cumulative game score, and remaining level play time.
At the bottom there are buttons to control game sound, control game music, and pause the game.
This game uses 2 standard 52-card decks along with Jokers.
On the first level 67 cards are dealt across 7 columns.
Each stack contains 10, 8, 6, 11, 14, 5, and 13 cards.
Other levels have different stack orientations.
36 cards are dealt to the reserves.
Reserves are dealt 1 at a time when you have 1 play stack open.
As you access the keys and unlock addition play stacks you get a card dealt to each play stack whenever you use the reserves.
You can only shuffle through the reserves once.
On the first level you are dealt 4 Jokers.
As you progress through the game you are dealt fewer Jokers, with the final level only giving you 1 Joker.
Play cards on the tableau which are one higher or lower than a card on one of the reserve stacks.
When you play down to the key in a stack that opens up another play stack.
When you have multiple play stacks open you deal a card to each from the reserves.
Having multiple play stacks open makes it easier to keep making matches.
Use Jokers to enable matches.
This game has 10 levels which are unlocked sequentially.
You can’t go back and replay previously beat levels without starting the game over at the first level.
You beat a level by clearing all cards off the tableau.
You fail a level if the timer reaches zero or you run out of cards to make valid plays.
If you fail a level you can retry it as this game offers unlimited continues.
The first level offers a 7-minute timer.
Each subsequent level gives you a 30-second shorter time limit to where you must beat the final level in 2:30.
This game does not have a chain bonus & the remaining time is worth a limited number of points, so the key to maximizing your score is to beat the level with as many remaining reserve cards as you possibly can.
The way to do the above is to aggressively work down the tableau early in the game, particularly the columns with keys on them.
Be willing to use Jokers early to unlock multiple play columns so you can make more matches each time you deal from the reserves.
As you progress through the game, after the keys have been collected, it is best to try to work on whichever columns are longest whenever possible so that you do not have the short columns removed while needing to make many consecutive matches from a single long column.
Having multiple columns to match against increases the odds you can create a match, and increases the odds you can create a consecutive run of moves across columns.
If you see multiple of the same card on the tableau try to take out some of them early so you have a greater diversity of cards to match against.
Overlapping play stacks
In some cases you will have 2 different cards on the tableau which match 2 different play stacks.
When one card matches only one stack and the other card matches two stacks play the card which matches only one stack first.
This game does not have an undo button, so if you play the card matching two stacks first and it plays to the wrong stack you may not be able to play the other card.
On the last couple levels you have to play quickly, but on earlier levels it is best to play more strategically with an emphasis on unlocking the keys & trying to retain as many cards in the reserves as you can.
Your game score is cumulative across levels.
Each card you remove from the tableau is worth 50 points.
You score 200 points for each card you have remaining in the reserves at the end of a level.
Remaining Jokers are also scored at 200 points.
Each second you have remaining when you beat a level is worth 2 points.
The game is suited for players who like Solitaire card games.
The game has no adult themed content.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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