In spite of the name, this game does not use a standard Tripeaks Solitaire board layout.
This is a single-stage timed game of Solitaire which uses 2 card decks and 2 Jokers. The game plays like Tripeaks or Golf Solitaire, but most cards on the tableau are face down & you need to clear half of columns 1, 3, and 5 to unlock any cards from the eighth and final column. Unlock the final column early in the game to maximize your chance of success.
Play cards from the tableau that are one above or below the top card on the waste pile. A Joker can be played on any card & then any other card can subsequently be played on a Joker.
Draw cards from the reserves whenever no remaining valid plays are available.
Remove long streaks of cards to maximize your score & clear the board in under 5 minutes to beat the game.
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Santa Tripeaks Solitaire Cards Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Play cards from the tableau that are one above or below the top card on the waste pile & deal another card from the reserves when you have no valid plays remaining.
Starting the Game
Select the Play button on the welcome screen to start your game.
Near 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 on the tableau to play.
If no plays can be made on the tableau select the reserves to deal a card from it to the waste pile.
Tap the screen with a finger to select cards to play.
Controls & indicators
The left side of the screen shows your remaining time to beat the game and what your current score is.
Across the bottom the game shows a multiplier which increases your play values as you move to the right.
The reserves have a number above them showing how many cards you have remaining in the reserves.
Right of the waste stack there is a move undo button. Right of that button are buttons for music control, full screen mode, pausing the game, and sound control.
56 cards are dealt to the tableau across 8 columns.
The first 7 columns show the bottom card face up, and then the third and fourth cards from the bottom face up.
The eighth column is locked. You unlock the eighth column by clearing the 4 bottom cards and the first, third, and fifth columns on the tableau.
1 card is dealt to the waste pile.
49 cards are dealt to the reserves.
This game plays similarly to Golf Solitaire or Tripeaks Solitaire, where you can play cards which are 1 higher or 1 lower than the top card on the waste pile.
When plays are no longer possible draw another card from the reserves.
You have 5 minutes to clear the tableau.
The game highlights the border of cards you can make plays on in a holographic color changing foil.
Along with using 2 standard decks this game also contains 2 Jokers which can appear on either the tableau or within the reserves.
You can lay a Joker on any other card & you can then lay any other card on top of a Joker.
Since Jokers offer flexibility in both directions (when they appear on the tableau & are not in the reserves) you can wait to play a Joker until you have a long streak going and then try to continue the streak with other cards. Laying a Joker does not interrupt the chain bonus multiplier.
Since the eighth row is locked it is important to work down the columns with keys on them early to be able to work on the eighth row while working on other columns.
Outside of it being imperative to unlock the eighth column early, the other big thing that should be done is try to work on all columns in parallel so that you have many valid play options available.
If you have many of the same card value showing on top of a stack you should use one of the values with repeats early so that you have more diversity showing across your stacks.
While most cards are face down, use any face up cards to help drive your play strategy.
If the same card is on a column with no other cards & a column with other cards buried you should try to reveal the under card instead of playing from the final card of a column.
Each card you remove from the tableau is worth 20 points, with there being a scoring multiplier for long consecutive streaks.
The third card activates the 2x multiple, making cards 3 through 5 in the streak worth 40 points each.
The sixth card activates the 3x multiple, making cards 6 through 9 worth 60 points each.
The tenth card activates the 4x multiple, making cards 10 through 13 worth 80 points each.
The fourteenth card activates the 5x multiple, making cards 14 through 17 worth 100 points each.
The eighteenth card activates the 6x multiple, making cards 18 through 21 worth 120 points each.
The twenty second card activates the 7x multiple, making cards 22 through 26 worth 140 points each.
The twenty seventh card activates the 8x multiple, worth 160 points.
The chain bonus stays active as long as you keep making moves from the tableau & ends the moment you draw another card from the reserves.
Each second you have remaining when you beat the game is worth 1 point.
Since time is worth so little in this game the best way to maximize your game score is to try to create long chain bonuses.
The game is suited for players who like Golf & Tripeaks Solitaire card games.
Free Online Santa Tripeaks Solitaire Card Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots
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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