Tower Of Hanoi Solitaire
Tower of Hanoi is a solitaire card
game which only uses 9 playing cards. It is based on the actual Tower of
Hanoi game, where the object is to transfer discs from one peg to
another without disturbing their order. Whether the misspelling of the
name Hanoi is accidental or intentional is not known.
First, nine cards, numbered Ace to 9 are removed from the deck. Although
it is not necessary, it is a general idea that they have to be of the
same suit. Then, they are dealt in 3 columns of three cards each,
overlapping either in an upward or downward direction.
As in the original Tower of Hanoi game, the player should follow the
following rules:
* Only the top card of each column can be moved.
* Only one card can be moved at a time.
* A card can never be put over another card lower in rank.
* An empty column can be filled by a top card from either of the other
two columns.
As in the original, the game is won when all nine cards arranged
vertically in one column from the nine at the bottom to the ace at the
top. A nine-disk version of the original game takes 511 moves to
complete. Considering that the cards never start the same way the disks
are in the original game, it takes far fewer moves to finish this game. |