Karanos Solitaire

Karanos Solitaire

Karanos Solitaire

Karanos Solitaire is a single-player card game using a traditional deck of cards with an original ruleset, built on grouping cards into best scoring combos. Playtime: 5 minutes per game.

Features

  • Minimal interface
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Many cardback options
  • Color themes

Rules

You can play the game using your own deck of cards following the rules detailed below!

Goal
Your goal is to remove all cards from the game, scoring as many points as possible.

Setup

  1. Remove all face cards from the deck, leaving only aces and numerals. 40 cards in total.
  2. Shuffle the deck, then reveal the top 3 cards placing them next to the deck. Like so:

Karanos Solitaire

Available Actions

  1. Move a card from the bot row to the top row, revealing top deck card into the bot row
    • When the deck has one card left, flip it over, use it as a bottom row card
  2. Move a card from the top row to the back of the deck
  3. Remove top row cards matching a valid combo (listed below) from the game
  4. Remove a top row card from the game

Combos and Points
When a combo is matched and the cards are removed from the game, you gain the number of points the combo is worth. The following are all possible game combos and their point values:

Name Matches Value
Pair ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀[A+A] or [2+2] or [3+3].. 2 points
Chain ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀[1+2+3] or [2+3+4] .. or [9+10+A] or [10+A+2] 3 points
Flush ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀any 3 cards of the same suit 3 points
Royal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀both chain and flush 7 points
Triple ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀[A+A+A] or [2+2+2] or [3+3+3]..⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8 points

Additionally, whenever a single card is moved from the top row, your points are reduced by 1.
Furthermore, If all cards are used as a part of a combo, gain additional 11 points.

Victory
The game can be considered won if you score 40 points or more, but no reason to stop there!


 

PC requirements:
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Display Resolution: 190x136
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

MAC requirements:
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Intel i3 2100+
  • Memory: 2 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Display Resolution: 190x136
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Linux requirements:
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+ or SteamOS
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Display Resolution: 190x136
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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