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

       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,
              Eliminator, Aunt Mary, Hamilton, Wall

       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

       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


       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/aisleriot.

AisleRiot                        March 22, 2007                           SOL(6)