Poker Solitaire, or using its Swedish name Pokerpatiens, is a solitaire game where your goal is to produce as good poker hands as possible in a 5x5 pattern. All in all there are 10 hands which are given points: The 5 rows and the 5 columns.
I've always enjoyed this game so I wrote this app to be able to play it myself.
The rules are simple:
- The first card placed on the table must be placed at the top left position.
- After that, every card placed must touch an already placed card, where "touch" also includes corners touching. E.g., your 2nd card to place can be placed in either of 3 positions: To the right of the 1st, under the 1st, or downwards diagonally-right from the 1st.
- You are allowed to throw away a total of 5 cards at any time.
When all 30 cards (5x5 + 5 thrown away) have been placed, your table will be given a score which is the sum of the 10 poker hands. Scoring:
Straight flush: 20 p
Four of a kind: 14 p
Full House: 12 p
Flush: 10 p
Straight: 8 p
Three of a kind: 6 p
Two pairs: 4 p
Pair: 2 p
These rules & points are the ones which are the standard Swedish ones.
Game Center is supported for saving high scores.