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Clock Patience

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In this card game you have to arrange the cards into thirteen piles, one for each hour of the clock and a central thirteenth "king" pile. The centre pile card is flipped over first, then after moving the face up card to the appropriate destination pile, a new face up card is flipped up from it. Click on the destination to move the card there.

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Just no...

I've played clock solitaire/patience in real life. That's boring enough. No one comes online to follow a series of dictated clicks like this. Graphically, not bad. It runs very smoothly too. But the concept is ridiculous.

egdcltd responds:

This type of solitaire variant is purely a matter of preference. Some people enjoy variants that can be played like this; others prefer more complex and skill-oriented versions. Although most solitaire games do have a large element of chance anyway.

Good, but limited

While the mechanics of this game are well worked out and it looks and sounds nice, you're basically playing on a 1 in 13 chance that the last card you turn over will be a king. All of the 48 non-kings need to come up crucially before that last king shows his face, which is the crippling factor of the game and it can get old quickly.

Sure, I can understand playing solitaire on the computer, but clock patience just seems like something that you'd just do on a desk with the cards yourself, rather than using a computer for it - after all, you're just one step away from clicking a "play through" button and the game plays itself. Where would the fun in that be?

Still, the graphics are good, the backs of the cards could do with having a few options for changing them and if you could give a mute button for the music, the world would be a slightly better place, as it gets very boring, very quickly.

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egdcltd responds:

It's really a game that you can play without having to think too strenuously about, and you don't always have either the cards or room to do it manually.

Actually, there is a mute button, the speaker at the bottom, which you can either click or press m to mute/un-mute. Or you can alter the background music volume using the sound control accessed by the spanner button.

I find sound can easily become annoying, so I do include a mute option, although volume is new.

did you invent this?

is this just a flash adaptation of a preexisting card game? or did you come up with this from scratch? Cuz it's alot of fun! I liked it, the only problem I have with it is that there is little if any skill involved, it's mostly luck. I guess its just a matter of quickness, to get the best bonus. still really cool. 4/5 8/10

egdcltd responds:

It's an existing solitaire variant, I have a couple of books of them. Yes, there isn't skill involved in this, it's just a relaxing card game to play through without too much thinking.

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4.21 / 5.00

May 8, 2011
5:42 AM EDT