ColumnJack Solitaire Rules
Make Blackjack hands within the columns in this delightfully devilish game. You start with six columns, and each round you lose one. How long can you survive?
The game is begun with a shuffled deck of 52 cards and six empty tableau piles (columns).
The object of the game is to create as many unique Blackjack hands as possible within the columns. A hand must be made of cards that are within the same tableau column.
Creating A Hand
Hands are created by moving cards from the deck to a tableau column. To do so, simply click on the tableau and the card will be moved. Blackjack hands are automatically recognized and immediately cashed in.
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 "Next" button on the toolbar.
This game is arranged as as series of "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.
Each round is progressively more difficult. The difficulty is increased by eliminating one tableau column for each round played. That is, for the first round you'll have seven columns, for the second round you'll have five columns, and so on.
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.