Provided by: gnome-games_22.214.171.124-0ubuntu3_i386
AisleRiot - a collection of card games which are easy to play with the
aid of a mouse.
This manual page documents briefly the sol command. For more
information, please refer to the excellent GNOME help for AisleRiot
AisleRiot (also known as Solitaire or sol) is a collection of card
games which are easy to play with the aid of a mouse. The rules for
the games have been coded for your pleasure in the GNOME scripting
language (Scheme). It is part of the gnome-games package.
The following games can be selected from within the program, or by
using a command line switch:
Agnes Athena Auld Lang Syne Aunt Mary Backbone Bakers Dozen
Bakers Game Beleaguered Castle Block Ten Bristol Camelot
Canfield Carpet Chessboard Clock Cover Cruel Diamond Mine
Doublets Eagle Wing Easthaven Eight Off Elevator Escalator First
Law Fortress Fortunes Fourteen Freecell Gaps Gay Gordons
Glenwood Golf Gypsy Helsinki Hopscotch Isabel Jamestown Jumbo
Kansas King Albert Kings Audience Klondike Labyrinth Lady Jane
Maze Monte Carlo Neighbor Odessa Osmosis Peek Pileon Plait Poker
Quatorze Royal East Saratoga Scorpion Scuffle Seahaven Sir Tommy
Spiderette Spider One Suit Spider Spider Two Suit Straight Up
Streets And Alleys Template Ten Across Thieves Thirteen Thumb
And Pouch Treize Triple Peaks Union Square Valentine Westhaven
Whitehead Will O The Wisp Yield Yukon Zebra
AisleRiot accepts the following options, besides the usual Gtk+/GNOME
Select the game to play
Select the Freecell game
X display to use
This text is taken verbatim from the AisleRiot Manual V2.12.
Moving the cards is reasonably obvious. Assuming you have a right-
handed mouse, left-click on a card and drag it somewhere. Release the
mouse button to deposit the card.
If a card can be moved to the foundation(s), you do not need to drag
it. You can double-click on it and it will move. If a sequence of cards
can be moved to the foundations, you can generally move the sequence as
Double clicking a card will send it to a foundation, if that is
possible. This is useful for cleaning up large numbers of cards at the
end of a successful game.
In games which have a stock pile you can redeal it by clicking on the
empty space where it was. Be warned that some games only let you do
this a limited number of time. Watch for the Redeals Left message at
the bottom of the window.
A useful tip to know is that right-clicking on a face-up card which is
partially obscured by a card laid over it will raise it so that you can
see what it is.
There is an alternative way to move cards. By selecting Click to move
from the Control menu you can click once to pick up a card and then
click again to place it. This can be faster than dragging and will be
easier on your hand since you don’t have to hold the mouse down.
However, it may take a while to get used to.
Some games have options to change the way the game is played. For
example Klondike can be played with either single card deals or three-
card deals. In these games there is a separate menu with the game’s
name. You can only change the rules of the game at the beginning of the
game -- the menu will be inactive during the game.
Statistics on how well you have done at a particular game are available
by selecting Statistics from the Game menu. Only games where you
actually start moving cards are counted. The statistics are here for
your own enjoyment, there are numerous ways to cheat and it is unwise
to make comparisons.
This manual page was written by Martin Ferrari
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian system (but may be used by
others). You can find the list of authors and more information about
AisleRiot in /usr/share/doc/gnome-games.