Crazy Quilt Solitaire

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Crazy Quilt Solitaire Instructions

Select and play cards by double clicking the card with the left mouse button or click and drag the card into position using the mouse and the left mouse button.

Crazy Quilt Solitaire Walkthrough

Crazy Quilt Solitaire is one of the most engrossing and addictive solitaire games online. This game combines the best qualities of the best card games online into one truly entertaining game. Because the game is played a bit differently than other solitaire games actually playing the game takes a bit of getting used to. Once you get used to it, though, you are rewarded with an excellent game you'll want to play again and again.

In Crazy Quilt Solitaire, the goal is the same as in most other solitaire games. You have to build sequences of the same suit of cards on the foundation piles. Unlike many other card games, however, there are eight foundation piles; two for each suit. In the first four piles, you need to build up on the aces. In the second four foundation piles, you need to build down on the kings. Starting at the top, you are given the Ace of Clubs, the Ace of Diamonds, the Ace of Hearts, the Ace of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Diamonds, the King of Hearts and the King of Spades. You will need to lay 2's and Queens on those piles in those suits to continue the sequences. On the Aces, the King of the suit will be the last card you lay on that pile and on the Kings the aces of the suit will be the last card you lay on that pile. The level is complete when you have all of the sequences completed. That part is pretty basic. The rules of the game are a bit more complicated.

You begin Crazy Quilt Solitaire with the starter cards for your foundation piles in place and the game screen full of cards in a quilt like formation; hence the name of the game. At the top right of the screen you have your waste deck that is face down with the top card beside it face up. Start by looking for the 2's and Queens you need for your foundation piles around the outside edges of the quilt. You will only be able to play cards that are not blocked in on the top and bottom of the card. Basically, in order to play a card, the card you want to play must not have another card touching the top or the bottom of it. You can, however, play the card if there are cards touching it on either side. This is the biggest problem most people have with the game. It's a bit hard to understand, but once you start playing, you'll get a better idea of what cards you can play and what cards you can't.

Like many other online card games, Crazy Quilt Solitaire allows you to store cards you don't need right away in the waste deck, but there's a catch. In order to discard a card, that card you want to throw away much be of a value either one higher or one lower than the top card of the waste deck and be of the same suit. For example, if the top card is the 4 of Clubs, you will only be able to discard the 3 or 5 of Clubs on top of it. As for Kings, you will only be able to play Queens on them. Aces do not count. Also, when you have an Ace as the top card, you will only be able to play a 2. This makes the game a little more difficult in the beginning, but it helps you organize your cards which is a great benefit later in the game.

Crazy Quilt Solitaire offers you three different modes of play so you can customize exactly how much of a challenge you want to get out of the game. You can choose 'Casual' which allows you to deal your waste deck three times, 'Regular' which allows you to deal your waste deck twice and 'Expert' which only gives you one deal of the waste deck. Basically, 'Casual' is 'Easy', 'Regular' is 'Normal' and 'Expert' is 'Hard'. I would recommend starting on 'Casual' until you get the hang of how the game is played. If you find that too easy, move on to the harder difficulty settings. Just keep in mind, the increase in difficulty isn't gradual at all. The difference in difficulty between the settings is significant, so move from 'Casual' to 'Normal' instead of jumping straight to 'Expert'.

The best way to get ahead in Crazy Quilt Solitaire is to carefully plan your moves and use the waste deck wisely. Plan ahead for later in the game when you discard cards. Look at your foundation piles. If you have a 4 of Clubs you want to discard, see if you have already built up or down passed that card in the foundation. If you have, try to get that 4 of Clubs in the waste deck to it runs in the opposite sequence. For example, if you have already built up passed the 4 of clubs, put the 4 of Clubs in your waste deck after the 5 of Clubs. This prepares you for the next time you deal the waste deck.

If you want to get a great high score in Crazy Quilt Solitaire use the 'undo' option as little as possible. Each time you use 'undo' you lose points from your score. If you work quickly, you can get a great time bonus as well, but don't sacrifice careful planning for speed. A great time bonus won't do you much good if you don't get to the end of the level to get it.