Blackjack Piles Solitaire Rules

Blackjack Piles SolitaireIn this game, you start with a 52-card deck and five empty tableau piles. Turn over the deck one card at a time, placing the card on any of the five piles. When a Blackjack hand is created, remove it to free up space in the tableau. If you manage to create more Blackjack hands than there are cards remaining on the table, you get to keep playing, thru seven ever-more difficult rounds.

Getting Started

The game is begun with a shuffled deck of 52 cards.

Object

The object of the game is to create and remove Blackjack hands.

Moving Cards From The Stock To The Tableau

To move a card from the stock to an empty tableau pile, simply click on the empty tableau positions. If there is no empty space on the tableau, click the deck to select it, then click the tableau pile where you're like to move the card to.

Creating A Hand

Hands are created by selecting cards. A card is selected by simply clicking on it. When it is selected, it will be shown with a with a gray overlay. Select from two to six cards to create a Blackjack hand. When the point total of the cards reaches 21, the hand will be removed from the table (cashed in). In the early rounds of the game, the top of the deck may also be used as part of a hand. In later rounds this is not allowed.

Moving Cards Within The Tableau

A space in the tableau may be filled with either the next card from the deck, or by the top of another tableau pile. To move a card from a tableau pile to an empty space, simply select the card, then click on the empty space.

Ending A Round

When the deck has been exhausted, and no more Blackjack hands can be created, end the round (and move on to the next) by clicking the red box that pops up on the screen.

Rounds

This game is arranged as seven "rounds", each progressively more difficult than the last. In order to advance from one round to the next, you must cash in more Blackjack hands than cards left on the table. For example, if you've cashed in fifteen hands, and there are 7 cards left, you may continue. If you do not reach this threshold, the game is over. The rounds are set up like so:

Round #Number of Tableau PilesDeck Can Be Part Of Hand?
15Yes
24Yes
33Yes
45No
54No
63No
72Yes

Scoring

Each Blackjack hand you create earns you one point. In addition, you may earn a bonus. If there are three cards left at the end of a round, you earn a bonus of 2 points; if there are two cards left at the end of a round, you earn a bonus of 3 points; and if there is one card left at the end of a round, you earn a bonus of 4 points. It's not possible to remove all cards.

The number of hands cashed in, plus your bonus, is multiplied by the round number to get a score for that round. The total score is the sum of all the round scores.

The rules to this game are copyright Randy Rasa, and neither the rules nor the game they describe may be reproduced without written permission.

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