This is a Solitaire card game which was inspired by Golf Solitaire. The differences between this game and traditional Golf Solitaire largely come down to this game having 1 fewer column on the tableau, a Joker being dealt which can be used at any time, and the game counter counts down immediately while forcing you to rapidly play cards.
Select cards from the tableau which are one higher or lower than the card atop the waste pile.
When you can not make a move on the tableau either deal another card from the reserves or lay your Joker onto the waste pile and play another card.
Play quickly to earn a high score!
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Scottish Solitaire Cards Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Remove cards from the tableau which are one higher or lower than the card on top of the waste pile. Draw new cards from the reserves when you can’t make any moves, or use the Joker to get out of troubled spots.
Starting the Game
Select the Play button on the welcome screen.
The welcome screen contains buttons offering gameplay help information, high scores, and access to more games.
The lower left corner has a language select dropdown.
The lower right corner has buttons for social sharing and game developer info.
Use your mouse left click button to select cards from the tableau to add them to the waste pile.
When no more moves can be made click on the next card in the reserves to draw another card.
Use one of your fingers to tap cards on the screen to play them.
Controls & indicators
The right rail shows your level number, current level score, and time remaining to beat the current level.
In the bottom right there are 4 buttons to pause the game, switch to full screen mode, control game sounds, & control game music.
30 cards are dealt across 6 columns on the tableau (whereas traditionally on Golf Solitaire 35 cards are dealt across 7 columns).
The remaining 22 cards are dealt to the reserves or talon.
This game has a Joker in it next to the tableau. You can lay the Joker on any card. When you play a Joker you can lay any other card subsequently.
This game has 10 levels which must be completed sequentially.
You lose if you run out of cards and can not make a move or you run out of time.
This game offers unlimited continues.
If you scored poorly on a level you beat you can replay it by selecting it from the level select screen to try to improve your level score.
Your game score is cumulative across levels.
The timer is used to determine how many points you score on each card you take from the tableau.
On the first level the timer shows 285, so if you immediately remove a card that will be worth 285 points.
As the timer ticks down each card removed is worth fewer points.
The timer resets after each card you play.
If you do not make any plays by the time the timer runs out the game automatically places a card from the reserves onto the waste pile.
The timer starts at 15 lower each level, so on the final level it is worth 150.
Each card you have in reserves when the level ends is worth 100 points.
If you have a Joker remaining at the end of a level it is worth 500 points.
In some versions of Golf Solitaire the Ace and King do not connect, which means you would want to get rid of them as early as possible, however in this game the deck wraps around, so you do not have to worry as much about a King or Ace getting stranded.
The Joker sits to the side, so it can make sense to save it for later into the deck, or only play it early if it helps you make a lot of progress opening up many columns on the tableau.
Try to draw cards from all 6 columns on the tableau so that you have many lay options. If you empty a couple columns and still have one column that is 5 deep it is very easy to get stuck.
This game does not have a move undo button, so be careful with your moves.
There is no move chain bonus in this game, but the faster you remove cards the more points you will score. You achieve a high score in this game by removing many cards from the tableau quickly.
The game is suited for players who like Golf Solitaire inspired 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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