Game rules Solitaire Harmony
Object of Solitaire Harmony
- In this version of Solitaire, only one card is drawn from the hand pile at a time.
- Move all 52 cards to the 4 foundation piles at the top as quickly as possible!
- The cards must be sorted based on their suits (clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds) when placing them onto the foundation piles. They must also be placed onto the foundation piles in the correct order: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.
- Foundation piles: The four foundation piles are empty at the beginning of each game.
- Tableau piles: At the beginning of each game, 28 of the 52 cards are distributed among the 7 piles of cards across the middle of the board. Only the card lying on top of each pile is lying face-up.
- Hand piles: The remaining 24 cards are facedown in the hand pile.
- To move a card or a stack of cards, "drag & drop" them to the position where you wish to move them. You can also move a card by clicking it and then clicking on the position you want to move it to.
- Double-click a card to move it to a foundation pile.
You are given 5 minutes. If you finish before the time runs out, then you will receive a time bonus.
Points are rewarded and deducted as follows:
- You receive 1,000 points for placing a card on it's corresponding foundation pile.
- You will receive a total of 10,000 points for placing all 52 cards on the foundations.
- You will also get 100 extra points for each card in the Tableau that you uncover. That is a possible total of up to 21 * 100 = 2,100 points.
- You will also be awarded 150 points for each second that you have left over after you have moved all cards to the foundation piles.
- New: Now you receive a time bonus of 1 point for remaining second if you quit the game early because you cannot clear the board. In doing so, you are more likely to win if you immediately quit a game when you realise you cannot get any further.
- Uncovering cards: You can uncover the next card in the hand pile by clicking on it. It will then be uncovered and placed in the waste pile. You can click through all of the cards in the hand pile as often as you wish in this manner. Please note that each time you have clicked through all of the cards (beginning with the third rotation), 400 points will be deducted from your score.
- Moving cards: You are only allowed to move cards that are lying face-up. Cards that are facedown must first be revealed before you are allowed to move them to another pile.
- Moving cards within the Tableau - Color: A card may only be stacked on top of another card of the opposite color, which means red on black and black on red. The actual suits of the cards (i.e.: clubs and spades) make no difference within the Tableau.
Moving cards within the Tableau - Numbers: A card within the Tableau may only be stacked on top of another card that is exactly one value higher (i.e.: 9 on 10 or 2 on 3. Not 9 on 7 or 2 on Ace).
Moving a card
- Kings as foundations: Only kings (or stacks of cards that have a king on top) can be placed on empty Tableau stacks.
- Moving stacks of cards: If a stack of cards consists of more than one card that is face-up, then you can move the entire (or part of the) stack of uncovered cards. The same rules apply to moving stacks of cards that apply to moving single cards.
- Move the aces first: Before you can place any other cards on the foundation pile, you must first put the corresponding ace there.
- Automatically moving cards: Cards that are no longer useful within the Tableaus are automatically moved to the foundation piles. A "5" is first moved to the foundation pile once all "4"'s have already been placed there.
- Putting cards back: You are allowed to take the card lying on the top of each foundation stack and place it back in the Tableau. You will not receive any more points for placing them back into the foundation.
- Undo button: You can undo your previous move. Doing so incurs a penalty of 1,000 points.
All participants in a particular Solitaire Harmony duel are guaranteed to receive the exact same cards in the exact same order.