When playing standard solitaire, is it possible to deal a layout with no legal moves?

Let's think through an example. There are seven "stacks", four discard piles, and the turning pile. I'll assume Texas-style drawing where you draw three cards at a time from the turning pile. If the top of the stacks are: black 2, black 3, black 4, etc, upto black 8 then there are no legal moves immediately. You can't pile black on top of black. Of course this is true if they were all red cards, or any combinations of cards like black 2 black 2 black 3 black 5 black 9 black jack black jack. There are also combinations possible of black 2, red 4, red 5, black 8, etc... such that you can't move anything, but these get horribly complicated when you consider the turning pile. When you're starting the game, you can turn over the turning pile upto 8 times (three cards at a time with 24 cards left in the pack after dealing). You require that those 8 turns don't reveal anything you can match. So continuing the thought of having black 2 to black 8 on show. You could draw: black 2, black 9, black jack, black 3, black 7, black queen, black queen, black king... and that's it, you've failed. So yes, it is eminently possible to deal a layout with no moves, and frankly there will be quite a few of them. In my example, you could have 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 all clubs, or 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 all spades, or 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 a mixture of clubs and spades, or 2,6,3,5,8,7,4 of clubs and spades dealt in any order... or all hearts... or all diamonds... etc etc etc. Good luck!

What is the common name for the solitaire variation called Whitehead?

Whitehead is the only name the game has. If you do a google search on Whitehead solitaire game, you will get plenty of websites which talk about Whitehead. You might even be able to download a free version of Whitehead using the links at http://www.solitaireinnovations.com/links.html. Most of the large solitaire game software collections include Whitehead.

How can I play solitaire at work without tech knowing?

From an IT guy: It is possible that they can see everything on your screen, no matter how it got there - internet, email, or disc. There is no sure-fire way to do it secretly.

How do I put Toshiba Solitaire back on my laptop if erased?

How to Install Microsoft Windows Spider Solitaire Windows XP ------------------ 1. Go to the "Start" menu. Click on the "Control Panel" option. 2. Find the "Add or Remove Programs" option. Double-click on it. You will then pick the "Add or Remove Windows Components" option on the left-hand menu. The "Windows Component Wizard" will appear, enabling you to choose from a menu. 3. Highlight the first selection, "Accessories and Utilities." Click on "Details." 4. Highlight the "Games" selection if the box to the left of it is unchecked. Click on "Details." You will see a few games with boxes to the left of them; click on the checkbox next to "Spider Solitaire" 5. Click "OK." The game will now install to your computer. Windows Vista/ Windows 7 ---------------------------------------- 1. Click on the "Start" menu and locate the "Control Panel." Click on it. 2. Click on "Programs and Features" from the menu presented in the "Control Panel" window. 3. Find the option "Turn Windows Features On or Off" in the left-hand menu. 4. Click on the plus sign at the left of the "Games" option to expand and show the list of games you can install. Toward the bottom, you will see "Spider Solitaire." Click on the check mark next to this option. 5. Click "OK." "Spider Solitaire" will now install to your computer.

What is regular solitaire named in computer games?

The solitaire game that come with Windows - played with 7 columns of cards is "Klondike" (commonly called "Solitaire"). Other solitaires included by defaull in Windows are "FreeCell" and "Spider Solitaire".

How to get the windows original Solitaire game on Vista computer, instead of the one vista has?

You can't get the other one if you have Vista.

What are the disadvantages of playing Solitaire on the computer?

There are no particular effects from playing solitaire. What you're seeing is just that he's spending too much time on the computer and is losing his grasp and interest in real life.

What solitaire for the itouch most resembles the one on Windows?

I use Sol Free. It is free and a great solitare game. Why pay for one when there is a great one that is free?


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I like playing that game too. To win, you have to line up the cards with the same suit arranged in an order, from King down to the ace. Once you've lined up one suit, it is removed from the play automatically. To arrange the cards, you are allowed to move the cards in a certain manner. 1. You can place a single card, regardless of its suit, on top of another card as long as the card on top is one count/level lower than the bottom card. 2. When cards with the same suit are put on top of each other, you can move the whole set. However, if there are several suits in a line up you are only allowed to move the top most card/s. 3. When no more moves are available (none of the cards can be moved or placed on top of any other card) you can use the deal option. Take note there is only a limited number of deals. 4. A deal cannot be made if there is a card missing from the line up. This means there should always be one card per row. So far these are the basic rules. You need to be careful in every move. Once you've lined up a full suit (hearts, diamond, clubs, aces) and the cards have been removed, you are not allowed to undo your move. Keep trying. It took me a long time to understand this game too but I got the hang of it. Good luck and I hope you enjoy.