Stack Solitaire

Hey there, fellow game lovers! I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to "Stacked Solitaire." This is a brain-bending, strategy-testing, card-stacking game! Ready to pit your decision-making skills against the challenge? Dive into this intriguing world of stacking cards where the goal is to create beautiful stacks of three cards - same suit and in descending order. Your wits are the weapon as you aim for the ultimate high score!

Stacked Solitaire is one of my most straightforward, yet addictive, creations to date. It's a delightful blend of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. With its simplistic charm, it was a great candidate for one of my first web apps. Exciting, right?

Creating this app, I had a few important things in mind. I wanted it to be user-friendly and easy to understand. I aimed for a visually pleasing design full of cool features. And, of course, I made sure that updating and maintaining it would be a breeze.

Ready to play? Here's how it works:

  1. Objective: Your mission is to rack up points by placing cards strategically into stacks. The value of the last card in a group sets the score for that stack, and any unfinished stacks score negative for each card left over.
  2. Initial Setup: The game starts with a thorough shuffle of a standard deck of playing cards. One card heads to the hold area while the others await their fate face down on the left of the play area.
  3. Gameplay: Each turn you draw three new cards and strive to clear your play area. Here's how you do it:
    • Play: Flex your strategic muscles to use the cards in your hand to start or build stacks. You can add a card to a stack if it's the same suit and lower rank than the top card. For instance, if you have a stack with a 10 and 8 of hearts, a 5 of hearts would fit right in.
    • Hold: Can't make a move or want to save a card for later? You can place one card face-up in the hold space. You can use this card in future turns to start a new stack or beef up an existing one.
    • Discard: Got a card you can't use and no room in your hold area? No sweat. Just toss it in the discard pile.
  4. Scoring: When the dust settles, your score is the sum of the ranks of last cards in each of your completed stacks, minus the ranks of all cards in unfinished stacks. Cards are worth their rank with ace playing both the high roller (14) and the little guy (1).
  5. Winning: Pit yourself against your own high scores, or take on friends to see who can get the top score. Each game is a new chance to hone your strategic thinking and decision-making skills.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating experience of "Stacked Solitaire." May your stacks be perfect and your scores sky-high. Happy gaming!