Flower Garden Instructions

Version 1.01 (Feb 12 2000) Copyright 1999-2000 Andrew Pipkin apipkin@pagesz.net

Layout

There are three areas of the screen:

Moving Cards

To move a card, click on the card (which will highlight it) and then click on the destination. Only cards at the top of a building stack or anywhere in the reserve can be moved. The following are valid moves.

  1. An ace can be moved to its suit stack. (This will usually be done automatically.)
  2. A card can be moved to its corresponding suit stack if the rank of the card at the top of that stack is one less than the card's rank (Kings have a rank of 13, queens 12, jacks 11 and an ace has a rank of 1).
  3. A card can be moved to an empty building stack.
  4. A card can be moved to another building stack if the card at the top of the destination stack has a rank one more than the card.
  5. Ordered cards at the bottom of a building stack can be moved to another building stack if there is a card in the ordered sequence which has a different color and a rank one less than the card at the top of the destination stack. There must be an empty space for every moved card below the top card.

To move an ordered sequence of cards at the top of a stack to an empty building stack, first select all the ordered cards by clicking twice on the stack, then click the empty space. If there are fewer empty spaces than selected cards, the number of cards moved will equal the original number of empty spaces.

Right-clicking on a stack will move the its top card to an empty space. If more than one card in the right-clicked stack has been selected, the selected cards will be moved to empty stacks until there are no more selected cards or there are no more empty spaces.

A card will be automatically moved to the suit stacks from the tops of the building stacks if the cards which might be placed on top of it are already in the suit stacks. Clicking undo will retract an automatic move.

Cheating

Holding the shift key down while moving multiple cards will make the move even if there are not enough empty spaces.

Tips

Buttons

Clicking on these buttons will perform the following actions:

New Game
Begin a new game after shuffling the deck
Restart
Return to the original state of the current game
Undo
Return to the condition before the previous move was made
Options
Bring up a window with the following options:
Starting rank
This option sets the rank of the cards at the tops of the suit stacks at the start of the game. A new game must be started for this option to take effect. Increasing this value will result in an easier game.
Automatic card moving
When this box is set (which is the default), a card atop a stack will be moved to its suit stack automatically if there are no cards available which might be placed on top of it.

History

Version 1.01 (2000/02/12)
Fixed "misinterpretation" of rules. Stacks can accept any suit in descending order and do not have to be in alternating colors.
Version 1.00 (2000/02/08)
First public release

 

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