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The game of Solitaire
Solitaire is a board game that you play on your own, with no need for an
opponent. The aim of the game is to remove all the pegs but one from the
board, ideally landing your final peg in the centre hole.
You can only move a peg if it is horizontally or vertically next to another
peg. You then jump the first peg over the one next to it; the peg that was
jumped will then be removed from the board. The peg with which you jump has
to land in an empty hole. Note also that you cannot jump diagonally.
For example, if you have a peg in C3 and C4, and no peg in C5, you can tell
the board 'C3' and the peg will jump automatically from C3 to C5, removing
the peg in C4 from the board. If the peg in C3 can move to two or more other
possible holes (eg, A3, C1, and/or E3), you will need to specify to which of
them you want to move it, eg 'C3 C5'.
If you reach a point where you can no longer move any of your pegs,
and you have more than one peg left on the board, the game is over
and you have lost. You will then need to start over and try again.
You only win if you have just one peg left on the board. For a perfect
game, that peg should be in the centre hole.
There are seven versions of Solitaire that you can play, and to choose one,
tell the board 'setup <version>', where the versions are: classic, arrow,
orb, x, hourglass, ring and diamond. Without a version specified, the game
will be set to the default of 'classic'. To see a list of these without
needing to refer to this help, tell the board 'setup help'.
See also: BINDINGS, CROSSES, DRAUGHTS, GAMES, KALAH, MASTERMIND,
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