Solitaire Card Game (variation) harder 51 MB
Untimed PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone Walkthrough not needed
Premise: You are a Druid on a quest to find all 52 magical cards from a deck with great healing powers.
Hints: This is very important: If a magic card is hiding on the board it will pulse very subtly, revealing its location, so before starting each round, look for a pulsing card that isn’t one of the next consecutive choices. ~ Remember that your main goal is not to clear the deck but to get those 52 magic cards. ~ Your 2nd most important goal is to collect wild cards; you will need them later in the game and they can only be used once, so hoard them and don‘t waste them if they won’t help you immensely. ~ Your 3rd most important goal is to rescue the hammer, which you will need to break the stones surrounding some of the cards. The hammer is in the farthest row. ~ There are ten rounds of solitaire per level, and if you haven’t accomplished all the goals within the ten rounds, you will lose any goal you have reached, and you will be required to play another ten rounds, again and again, until all goals are reached within the ten.
More Hints: When you earn 3,500 points, buy a wild card; eventually you should always keep all 13 of them on hand so that, when the opportunity presents itself, you can create longer runs. There will be times later in the game when you need to string 24 cards in a row or earn 12,000 points to complete the level, which is impossible without those wild cards. ~ Other useful magic items to buy when you get enough points are the ‘pendant of foresight’ which lets you know how many cards remain in the deck, the ‘deck of plenty’ which gives you 5 extra cards in the deck, and, when you’re flush with points, the ‘sands of the future’ which shows you the next card in the deck. Those last two are very expensive but I found myself needing them constantly. ~ I felt that the other available charms were unnecessary. Even the ‘crystal ball’ didn’t seem to be useful; in fact, after saving points seemingly forever until I had a whopping 65,000, I found it distracting and unhelpful to know about cards I couldn’t reach when I needed them. So I sold the the crystal ball back to the shop, giving me enough money to keep my wild cards replenished for many more rounds. (They probably would have lasted till the end of the game if I hadn’t become overconfident and started squandering my wild cards when winning the entire round wasn’t a sure thing, and that was a lesson for me.) ~ And by the way, it’s much easier to get a “Perfect” rating than it is to get a high score. ~ There are ten rounds of solitaire per level, and if you haven’t accomplished all the goals within the ten rounds, you will lose any goal you have reached, and you will be required to play another ten rounds, again and again, until all goals are reached within the ten.
My Review: Don’t be fooled by the name of this game — it is not based on the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table — rather, it is based very loosely on the Druids in ancient Britain, and there is very little if any plot; it is simply a vehicle for playing the kind of solitaire in which you build runs by selecting cards that are one number higher or lower than the card beside the deck. The ace is both high and low, and you can zigzag back and forth through the numbers as much as you want.
My Recommendation: If you love a challenge and you don’t get frustrated easily, and if you are willing to lose every round again and again and again as the game becomes literally impossible to win for a long stretch, and if you keep in mind that winning the round is not as important as getting those magic cards and wild cards, then perhaps you will like this game. It eventually becomes easier, then harder again (at which time you should stop using and start hoarding wild cards again, until it becomes easier again,) so it’s the type of game to keep for when you feel like working on it for awhile to pass the time.
You can try it for free, here:
For PC: Avalon Legends Solitaire
For Mac: Avalon Legends Solitaire