SOL(6)                           Games Manual                           SOL(6)

       AisleRiot - a collection of card games which are easy to play with the
       aid of a mouse.

       sol [options]

       This manual page documents briefly the sol command. For more
       information, please refer to the excellent GNOME help for AisleRiot

       AisleRiot (also known as Solitaire or sol) is a collection of card
       games which are easy to play with the aid of a mouse.  The rules for
       the games have been coded for your pleasure in the GNOME scripting
       language (Scheme). It is part of the gnome-games package.

       The following games can be selected from within the program, or by
       using a command line switch:

              Peek, Auld Lang Syne, Fortunes, Seahaven, King Albert, First
              Law, Straight Up, Jumbo, Accordion, Ten Across, Plait, Lady
              Jane, Gypsy, Neighbor, Jamestown, Osmosis, Kings Audience,
              Glenwood, Gay Gordons, Monte Carlo, Kansas, Camelot, Fourteen,
              Scorpion, Isabel, Escalator, Agnes, Bristol, Quatorze, Bear
              River, Gold Mine, Athena, Spiderette, Chessboard, Backbone,
              Yukon, Union Square, Eight Off, Napoleons Tomb, Forty Thieves,
              Streets And Alleys, Maze, Clock, Pileon, Canfield, Thirteen,
              Bakers Game, Triple Peaks, Easthaven, Terrace, Aunt Mary,
              Carpet, Sir Tommy, Diamond Mine, Yield, Labyrinth, Thieves,
              Saratoga, Cruel, Block Ten, Will O The Wisp, Odessa, Eagle Wing,
              Treize, Zebra, Cover, Elevator, Fortress, Giant, Spider, Gaps,
              Bakers Dozen, Whitehead, Freecell, Helsinki, Spider Three Decks,
              Scuffle, Poker, Klondike Three Decks, Valentine, Royal East,
              Thumb And Pouch, Klondike, Doublets, Template, Golf, Westhaven,
              Beleaguered Castle, Hopscotch

       AisleRiot accepts the following options, besides the usual Gtk+/GNOME

       -v, --variation=NAME
              Select the game to play

              X display to use

       This text is taken verbatim from the AisleRiot Manual V2.12.

       Moving the cards is reasonably obvious. Assuming you have a right-
       handed mouse, left-click on a card and drag it somewhere. Release the
       mouse button to deposit the card.

       If a card can be moved to the foundation(s), you do not need to drag
       it. You can double-click on it and it will move. If a sequence of cards
       can be moved to the foundations, you can generally move the sequence as
       one move.

       Double clicking a card will send it to a foundation, if that is
       possible. This is useful for cleaning up large numbers of cards at the
       end of a successful game.

       In games which have a stock pile you can redeal it by clicking on the
       empty space where it was. Be warned that some games only let you do
       this a limited number of time. Watch for the Redeals Left message at
       the bottom of the window.

       A useful tip to know is that right-clicking on a face-up card which is
       partially obscured by a card laid over it will raise it so that you can
       see what it is.

       There is an alternative way to move cards. By selecting Click to move
       from the Control menu you can click once to pick up a card and then
       click again to place it.  This can be faster than dragging and will be
       easier on your hand since you don't have to hold the mouse down.
       However, it may take a while to get used to.

       Some games have options to change the way the game is played. For
       example Klondike can be played with either single card deals or three-
       card deals. In these games there is a separate menu with the game's
       name. You can only change the rules of the game at the beginning of the
       game -- the menu will be inactive during the game.

       Statistics on how well you have done at a particular game are available
       by selecting Statistics from the Game menu. Only games where you
       actually start moving cards are counted. The statistics are here for
       your own enjoyment, there are numerous ways to cheat and it is unwise
       to make comparisons.


       This manual page was written by Martin Ferrari
       <>, for the Debian system (but may be used by
       others).  You can find the list of authors and more information about
       AisleRiot in /usr/share/doc/gnome-games.

AisleRiot                       March 22, 2007                          SOL(6)