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Presenting, the latest entry in the most exciting genre for your Atari 2600.. solitaire card games.. Cribbage Squares Solitaire!

 

I've been posting about it in the Atari 2600 Programming forum but figured I'd let people over here know.  

 

Link to the other thread: 

 

 

Calling this a Beta release, hope you'll check it out and definitely report any bugs you find.

 

Summary rules: You're placing cards in a 4 x 4 grid, to form 8 cribbage hands horizontally and vertically.  There's a 17th "starter" space on the fifth row, this card is shared among each of the 8 hands formed by the grid.  Try to place the cards to score as many points as possible.  Cribbage hands score:

 

2 points for every combination of cards that adds up to 15.  (Aces are 1, face cards are 10, all other cards are face value)

2 points for every pair.  (This means three of a kind is 6 points, because there are three distinct "pairs"; similarly 4-of-a-kind is 12 points)

1 point for every card in a run of three or more.  (Aces are low only)  So: A-2-3 is 3 points.  A-2-3-4 is 4 points.  A-2-3-4-5 is 5 points.  Easy enough.  But there's also the hands like A-2-2-3.  This is 6 points for the two distinct runs of three (and of course also scores two for the pair).  Similarly A-2-2-2-3 is 9 points for the runs (and additionally scores 6 for the 3-of-a-kind).  I'll leave 4-5-5-6-6 to the reader.  Don't forget your 15s!

4 points for a flush - if every card in a hand except the starter is of the same suit, score 4.  If the starter is also the same suit, score 1 extra point for 5 total.

1 point for nobs (AKA "the right jack").  If you hand contains the Jack of the same suit as the Starter card, score one point.

 

Thanks!

 

Cribbage_Squares_beta1.bin

 

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ZeroPage Homebrew will be playing Cribbage Squares Solitaire on today's (Fri Dec 11) stream LIVE on Twitch at 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch!

 

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1 hour ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

ZeroPage Homebrew will be playing Cribbage Squares Solitaire on today's (Fri Dec 11) stream LIVE on Twitch at 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch!

 

Games:

 

542238072_20201211-LetsPlay.thumb.jpg.aef2609543e637cdb98dab315f48cf9c.jpg

sweet, i'll try to tune in!

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