I have played this game many times but have never been able to find any directions on what determines the scoring. I get an average score of about 1050 for clearing the board. Does anyone know what determines the score – is it speed, accuracy of taking down the cards??? How do you get a larger score? My thanks goes out to anyone that can explain this to me.
The longer the runs you build without having to click on the extra cards, the higher your score will be. You also get a time bonus That bonus is 300 if you clear it in exactly one minute. It goes up or down from there–1 point per second. A while back I figured out the following by trial and error:
The first card in a sequence is worth 5 points. Each card after that is worth 10 more than the one before. So if you have a sequence of 9 cards, your score is 5+15+25+35+45+55+65+75+85 = 405. (That was the length of the sequence in my experiment, so I can’t say for sure that that holds all the way through; but I suspect it does.) This process starts over each time you have to choose a card from the draw pile. You can see how fast the score would start to increase as you make a longer sequence. The longest possible sequence is 28 cards for a total of 3,920 points. I’m not sure that’s even possible. It isn’t possible with a perfect hand because you have to use an ace and a king from the draw pile which interrupts the sequence so you’d only have 27 total in the sequence. That would be 3,645. (I’m going to have to watch this for the higher sequences. I think I just had a score of 745 on one sequence and that doesn’t fit the above circumstances.)
You also get extra points as you clear each of the pyramids: 25 for the first one you clear, 40 for the second one, and 250 for the third one.
Added to that is 1 point for every second you finish under 6 minutes (360 seconds).
There could also be some sort of bonus for completely clearing all the cards from both the tableau and the draw pile. I seem to remember there is a bonus like that on at least one other of the solitaire games.
I am beating you occasionally, tough challage Sean meister
When the cards are set up, look in upper right hand corner ther ares 3 lines,click on it & it explains. Hope that helps.
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05.28.16 4:10 AM