Goodsol Newsletter #173 -- http://www.goodsol.com
Pretty Good Solitaire v13.6
A new release of Pretty Good Solitaire (for Windows) is now available. Version 13.6 is available for download from http://www.goodsol.com/download.html .
Version 13.6 contains 3 new games, bringing the total number of games to 798.
The three new games are:
-- Candike - a variation of Canfield with some elements of Klondike.
-- Single Spark - a one deck version of the backwards game The Spark.
-- Lancaster - an open Spider type game similar to Mrs. Mop.
You can download Pretty Good Solitaire version 13.6 from http://www.goodsol.com/download.html . Or, if you have a previous version installed, you can run the game, go to the Internet menu, and select "Download Latest Version". Be sure to exit the game before you install.
Pretty Good Solitaire version 13.6 is a free update for those who originally ordered version 12 or 13 (ordered after October 25, 2007) or those who paid for an upgrade during that time. However, it is not a free upgrade for those who originally ordered version 11 or earlier.
If you need to upgrade, version 13.6 will tell you and direct you to the upgrade page at http://www.goodsol.com/upgrade.html . If you don't need to upgrade, your code will just work.
Full details on upgrading are at http://www.goodsol.com/upgrade.html . Upgrades are still only US$11.95. Note that we always keep older versions available at http://www.goodsol.com/downloadpre.html for those who prefer not to upgrade.
If you have lost your code and need to type it in again, you can request that your registration code be sent to you again from http://www.goodsol.com/regusers.html .
Pretty Good Solitaire version 13.6 is US$24.95, plus an optional $7.50 shipping for a CD. In addition to installing the basic game, the CD also installs all of the currently available extra card sets.
You can order online from http://www.goodsol.com/order.html .
Featured Game - Single Spark
Single Spark is a one deck variation of the game The Spark. It is unusual in that the building on the tableau is done down in suit rather than up in suit as in most games. Other than this, the game is very much of the Busy Aces family of games.
At the start of the game, six cards are dealt one each to six tableau piles. These tableau piles will be built up in suit (again, the opposite of what is usual). Only the top card of each pile is available for play. Empty piles can be filled by any card.
Additionally there are two waste piles (also a bit unusual). At the start of the game 3 cards are dealt to each waste pile, with only the top card available for play.
The remainder of the cards form a stock. Clicking on the stock will deal three more cards to each waste pile.
The object of the game is to build four foundation piles down in suit from Kings to Aces. Instead of trying to find Aces to start off foundations, you need to find Kings. This makes the thinking backwards from a normal game. The game isn't really any harder than a normal game, but the backwards from normal thinking it requires makes it seem harder.
Single Spark is one of the 798 games in Pretty Good Solitaire (for Windows) at http://www.goodsol.com/download.html .
For more featured games, see the Solitaire Spotlight at http://www.solitairegames.com/spotlight.html
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