Halloween Tripeaks

Game Description: Reveal the haunted castle of Frankenstein and his Witch bride by clearing all the cards in this spooky solitaire treat.

How to Play Halloween Tripeaks:

  • Halloween Tripeaks is a card game played with a standard deck of 52 cards. In addition, there is also 1 'Wild Card' (which is not actually part of the deck).
  • Each round begins with 18 cards dealt face down and 10 cards dealt face up. (These 28 cards form the field). There is also 1 card dealt face up at the bottom. This card is the first card in the discard pile. The remaing 23 cards form the deck and are dealt face down.
  • The goal is to move all 28 cards from the field unto the discard pile, before the deck runs out of cards, to make it to the next round.
  • Only face up cards from the field can be moved to the discard pile.
  • Face down field cards cannot be moved. (Face down field cards will automatically turn face up as soon as all face up cards on top of them are removed).
  • Any face up card from the field that is either one rank lower or higher than the top card of the discard pile can be moved regardless of suit. For instance, if the top card on the discard pile shows a 7, any 6 or 8 may be played unto the discard pile. (To move a card from the field simply click on the card you wish to move. If the card is eligible to be moved it will automatically move to the discard pile. Should you make a mistake, and the card is ineligible to be moved, nothing will happen and you will simply need to choose a different card).
  • Aces may be moved unto a King, and a King may be moved unto an Ace.
  • Try to build sequences both up and down. For instance: 9, 10, J, Q, K, Q, K, A, 2, 3, 4, 3. The longer the sequence, the more you score!
  • When you cannot move any cards from the field onto the discard pile, click the 'Next Card' button or click the 'Wild Card'.
  • Clicking the 'Next Card' button takes the top card from the deck and places it face up on top of the discard pile.
  • The 'Wild Card' isn't actually part of the deck. It is simply a card that has the words 'Wild Card' written on it. When you click on the 'Wild Card' it will automatically move to the top of the discard pile. You may play any face up card from the field unto the 'Wild Card.' The 'Wild Card' may only be used once per round.
  • Click the 'Undo' button to undo your very last move. (The 'Undo' button only allows you to go back one move. You cannot go back more than that). You may use the 'Undo' button as often as you wish. You will lose some points each time you use 'Undo'.
  • If you are able to remove all cards from the field you win, and you go on to the next round.
  • Time Bonus. Receive bonus points for successfully completing a round before the Time Bonus (displayed at the lower left corner) gets down to zero.
  • Wild Card Bonus. Receive 5000 bonus points for successfully completing a round without using the Wild Card.
  • Deck Card Bonus. Receive 1000 bonus points for each card that remains in the deck when you successfully complete a round.
  • Round Number Bonus. Receive extra bonus points for the Round Number Bonus. (I am not sure how this bonus works. If you are able figure out how this bonus works, please post a comment below so everyone will know).
  • The game ends when you fail to clear all 28 cards from the field.
  • When the game ends, click the 'Menu' button at the bottom of the 'Game Over' screen to play again.

Halloween Tripeaks Game Options:
  • The game may be paused by clicking the 'Menu' button located at the upper left corner of the game screen. Click the 'Resume' button to continue.
  • The game sounds may be turned on or off by clicking the microphone icon located just below the 'Menu' button near the upper left corner.

Halloween Tripeaks Playing Tips:
  • Make sure you don't miss any moves during a sequence by simply overlooking a move.
  • As in all tripeaks solitaire games the order in which you play your cards very often determines the length of a sequence. So, play your cards wisely.
  • When you have the choice, always play the card that will reveal other face down cards. For instance, let's say you have the choice of playing two different tens. Removing one ten will uncover other face down cards (which will automatically turn face up when you play the ten on top) but the other ten has no cards underneath it. You will want to play the ten that has cards underneath it because this puts more cards in play, and gives you extra opportunities to remove more cards from the field.
  • Don't be afraid to use the 'Undo' button. If you think using the 'Undo' button will help, go ahead and use it as much as you need. Although using the 'Undo' button will cost you a few points, it is better to lose a few points rather than losing the entire game.
  • When you use your 'Wild Card' very often determines whether or not you will win a round. As you gain experience, you will get a better sense of when to play your 'Wild Card'.
  • When the last card is dealt from the deck the game will ask you to 'Take Points.' Do not take the points until you have played things out. Sometimes you may have plays remaining and can actually win the round! And even if you can't win, you will still want to earn any extra points you can by playing any of the remaining cards. So, always play everything out completely before you click on 'Take Points.'

Richard's Rating: 3 out of 5.

Comments: Halloween Tripeaks is a nice version of the popular game of tripeaks solitaire with fun Halloween graphics.

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  2. Hi Anonymous,

    Thank you so much for your generous comment. I am pleased that you are enjoying so many games on my site. That's what I love to hear! As for your question about Mexican Train Dominoes, I think you asked that same question a few days ago on my Mahjong Games page which is where you can see my answer. It looks like we missed connections, and you didn't catch my response.

    Richard, from Richard's Game Reviews