Number of Decks: 1 (52 cards)
Layout: At the beginning you will see the deck in the upper left corner, the four foundations to the right of the deck, and below them
there are the seven columns of the tableau build up in suit from Ace to King. The first contains one card, the second two, the third three
and so on.
Top cards are face-up, all the rest are face-down. The deck is formed by 24 cards, which are face-down too.
The top card of waste (next to stock) is available for play on the foundations or tableau.
Object: The goal of the game is to use all the cards to complete the four suit foundations, moving Aces as they appear.
You have to build up each one in suit from Ace to King (A-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K).
Play: As the game begins, Softick Solitaire deals twenty-eight cards from the deck into the tableau. You have to move all the cards face
up from the stock to the 4 suit foundations.
Each one foundation should be built upward, in sequence from Ace to King. You are allowed to put
to an empty foundation only Aces.
Than you should add there only the following higher card, and only of the same suit.
Face-up cards within the tableau should be build in descending sequence of alternating colors. For instance, if there is 6 of red suit, you can
put on it only 5 of black suit.
You can put to foundation the lowest card of a sequence, as well as put a sequence of cards as a unit from one pile to another.
The uncovered face-down card becomes available to turn it face-up as soon as the face-up cards in a column are exposed. You can put to an empty
column, if such appears, only a King.
When the stock becomes empty it can be recycled from the waste pile. The game will end in two cases: a) no more moves left, or the only
possible move will recycle the stock - so you've lost; b) all foundations are filled - and you've won!
The Softick Solitaire allows to choose between two ways of scoring. If you wish, you can disable scoring at all. Choose the scoring mode in
the Options window. By default, Softick Solitaire uses Standard scoring and timed game when one move brings points and another takes them away. At the same time you lose points if you play too slowly.
During the game you get:
- 10 points for each card you played to the foundation,
- 5 points for moving a card into one of the seven stacks at the bottom,
- 5 points for exposing (turning face up) a card in one of the seven columns.
- -15 for returning a card from a foundation to one of the seven stacks,
- -20 every time you cycle through the deck after the third time (if you deal 3 cards by default),
- -100 points for turning the deck over after the first cycling (if you deal 1 card).
If the Timed game is on, you lose 2 points for each 10 seconds of gaming, but in the end of fast game play you get additional points.
The faster you play, the larger is the bonus.
If you choose the Vegas Mode, you will start the game with the wager of $52, and every card you move to foundation will bring you $5.
Your goal is to get your $52 back and even win more.
While playing for money, you can deal from the deck one, two, three or four cards at a time. You can specify it in Options window -
choose Deal 1/2/3/4 cards option.