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Tri-Peaks Solitaire is a variation of Pyramid Golf that, in it's turn, is a combination of two well-known solitaires Pyramid and Golf Solitaire. This game is also known as Three Peaks, Three Towers and Tri-Towers. It was invented in 1989 by Robert Hogue. The game has quickly become extremely popular around the world. Tri-Peaks has very interesting scoring system that encourages player to make long runs of consecutive cards played to the foundation.
Tri-Peaks is a game of elimination. Eighteen cards are dealt in the form of three overlapping Peaks (pyramids). The object of the game is to eliminate all the cards in ascending or descending order regardless of suit from the tableau to a single foundation. Only fully exposed cards of tableau may be played on the foundation. When you are out of moves you can deal another card from the stock to the foundation and continue eliminating cards from the tableau.
Scoring: Your earning depends on the number of subsequent moves from the tableau to the foundation. You get 1 point for the first card you play, the second subsequent play gives you 2 points, the third subsequent play gives you 3 points, and so on. You are penalized on 5 points for each card you deal from the stock. It also breaks the sequence, so you get only 1 point for the next card you play from the tableau to the foundation. You get a bonus of 15 points for each of the first two cleared peaks. You get 30 points when you discard the last card from the top of the third peak. If you decide to exit or restart game before the stock pile is exhausted, you get 5 points subtracted from you score for each card left in the tableau.
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