Goodsol Newsletter #134
Action Solitaire version 1.31 Now Available
A new version of of our timed solitaire game Action Solitaire is now
available! Version 1.31 can be downloaded from
http://www.actionsol.com/download.html . Action Solitaire is a collection
of 65 solitaire games played in timed rounds for points - it's different from
regular solitaire as the faster and better you play, the more points you
Version 1.31 contains 5 new games: Two Cells, Three Cells, Klondike Deal
Three, Canfield, Deal Three, and Black Hole. It also adds two new larger
This is a free update for registered users of all previous versions of Action
Solitaire. Just download and install and if a registered previous version
was installed it will find the registration code automatically.
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MORE INFORMATION - http://www.actionsol.com/features.html
Action Solitaire June Special
For newsletter subscribers only: Get $7 off Action Solitaire until July 4th!
This discount is available only to newsletter subscribers using a coupon
Action Solitaire is regularly $24.95, get it for $17.95 with the June coupon
Action Solitaire Coupon Code: JUNE7LESS
Just go to http://www.actionsol.com/orderonline.html and buy Action
Solitaire and enter the coupon code JUNE7LESS in the coupon code box at
the last step of the order process to $7 off the regular price. Be sure to
click on Update Coupon and make sure that the discount is shown as
deducted from the regular price. Offer is good until July 4th and you
MUST enter the code at the time of purchase to get the discount.
Featured Game - BlackJack Speed
BlackJack Speed is one of the games in Action Solitaire at
BlackJack Speed is, as its name implies, a fast solitaire game involving the
creation of BlackJack hands. The game consists of a stock, a waste, 4
tableau piles, and a reserve pile. The game begins with all of the cards
dealt to the stock, which is turned over one card at a time to the waste
pile. The top card of the waste pile is available for play.
To play, you try to build BlackJack hands in the tableau. This involves
playing two or more cards to a tableau pile so that their ranks add to 21
(with Jacks, Queens, and Kings counting as ten and Aces counting as
either one or eleven).
When a tableau pile contains 4 cards or less that add up to exactly 21, it
is considered a BlackJack hand and the cards are immediately removed
from play, making the tableau pile empty and available for further play. If
a tableau pile contains 5 cards that add to 21 or less, this is called a Five
Card Charlie and the cards are also then removed from play.
Each BlackJack hand you create scores 1000 points; a Five Card Charlie
hand scores 750 points.
There is a reserve pile you can use if you get stuck. If there is no place
in the tableau to play a card without going over 21 in that pile, you can
play the card to the reserve pile. However, this will cost you 500 points
for the first card you move to the reserve, 1000 points for the 2nd, 1500
for the 3rd, and so on. Obviously it is best to avoid moving cards to the
reserve if possible.
You can also score 10,000 bonus points if you are able to play all 52 cards
in a round to the tableau.
Games in Action Solitaire are played in rounds. The round ends when the
time for the round expires. You can advance to the next round if your
score is above the Goal Score for the round. Each round allows slightly
less time so the game gets harder and harder as you advance rounds.
A good strategy for playing is to try to create groups of cards in a pile
that add to 11 (such as 2 and 9, 3 and 8, etc). This way when a card
that is worth 10 comes along, you can play it on the cards that add to 11
and create a BlackJack and an empty pile. Aces are very useful as they
can be played with a card that adds to 10, of course, for an instant
BlackJack Speed is one of the 65 games in Action Solitaire, which can be
downloaded from http://www.actionsol.com/download.html
For more featured games, see the Solitaire Spotlight
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