Tripeaks Reserve

Game Description: Using superior card skills get the gold from the Tripeaks Reserve. This version of tripeaks solitaire introduces a unique gameplay twist... the reserve cards; that will challenge your logic, memory and planning skills!

How to Play Tripeaks Reserve:

  • Click the 'Play' button.
  • Tripeaks Reserve is a card game played with a standard deck of 52 cards.
  • At the beginning of each round 36 cards are dealt to the layout (at the top) in overlapping style.
  • The top four rows of the layout (28 cards) are dealt face down.
  • The bottom row of the layout (8 cards) are dealt face up.
  • The remaining 16 cards form the reserve cards (at the bottom) and are dealt face up.
  • Even though the reserve cards are dealt in overlapping style, any of the reserve cards can be played at anytime.
  • Each round begins by selecting a reserve card and putting it in play. (To select a card, you simply click on it).
  • The rank of cards is: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A.
  • The Ace is both high and low in rank.
  • Once a card is selected, and put in play, you may play any face up card from the layout that is either one card higher or one card lower in rank than the selected card. For instance if you select a six, you may play any five or any seven. (Suits do not matter in tripeaks).
  • Once a card has been played, that card now becomes the new selected card and you may play any face up card from the layout that is either one card higher or lower in rank than the last card you played.
  • Try to build long sequences up and down, such as: Q, K, A, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6.
  • When you run out of moves, select a new card from the reserve cards (at the bottom) and start a new sequence.
  • Click the 'Undo' button, located near the lower right corner, to undo your last move. The 'Undo' button can only go back one move.
  • Face down cards will automatically be turned face up when you play all cards that are on top of them.
  • If you are able to remove all cards from the layout, you go on to the next round.
  • The time bonus points count down as you play, and are shown at the bottom left. If you are able to successfully complete a round before the time bonus gets down to zero, you will earn Time Bonus points.
  • Earn 1,000 Deck Card Bonus points for each unused reserve card when you successfully complete a round.
  • Earn a Round Number Bonus each time you successfully complete a round. The Round Number Bonus is calculated as follows: Round 1 = 1,000. Round 2 = 2,000. Round 3 = 3,000. And, so forth.
  • If you are unable to remove all cards from the layout... it is game over!
  • When you lose, click the 'Ok' button. Then, click the 'Back' button to play again.

Tripeaks Reserve Game Options:
  • To pause the game, click the blue 'Menu' button located at the upper left corner. To start playing again, click the 'Resume' button.
  • The game sounds may be turned on or off by clicking the sound icon located near the upper left corner, just below the 'Menu' button.

Tripeaks Reserve Playing Tips:
  • Look for duplicate reserve cards that you can play. For instance if the reserve cards show 3 jacks, but only 1 king, and you want to play a queen from the layout, it would probably be better to play one of the jacks instead of the king because you may need the king later.
  • Try to play cards from the layout that will reveal the greatest number of cards. For example, if you can play two different 10's and the first 10 would reveal one face down card but the second 10 would reveal two face down cards you should probably play the second 10.
  • Don't hesitate to use the 'Undo' button if you see a better move.

Richard's Rating: 4 out of 5.

Comments: Tripeaks Reserve is unique. The reserve cards add a whole new strategic element to the typical tripeaks game. If you enjoy tripeaks solitaire, give Tripeaks Reserve a whirl. You won't be disappointed!

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