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dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

❤️ = fireballs, ♣️= coal, ♠️ = boulders, ♦️= diamonds. Face cards are worth 10, aces wild (any value 1-13, don't count towards encumbrance) Shuffle the deck, draw five cards, cut the remaining cards in two piles, place one of the remaining piles face-up. The top face-up card is the next object in the cave you're exploring. If it's a diamond, it's just worth points, so pick it up. If it's coal, you can destroy it by breathing fire or throwing a boulder. Discard a heart or spade and set it aside. Alternatively, you can pick it up, but if you ever have 26 or more points' worth of coal, the game's over. Boulders can be destroyed by throwing another boulder at it if you have another spade whose value would add up to exactly 13; e.g. a 7 of spades can be destroyed by a 6 of spades and vice versa. You can also create a bomb to clear a boulder by discarding 13 points worth of coal and one heart. Game over if you ever have ≥26 coal points or ≥5 boulder cards in hand. ♦️ = score

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

(draw a card from the face-down pile if you can't play until you lose)

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

I don't have a deck of cards to test at the moment but I don't expect this game is much fun

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

Well, the first game of Dragon's Hoard I ever played and I got a perfect game. I collected all the diamonds. It might not be possible to lose

I realized I didn't say what happens if the top card of the exploration deck is a heart. I was treating it as a free turn, just set it aside and move on. Maybe it should be another dragon you have to fight to progress by drawing until you can discard enough heart points to exceed the number on the card.

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

I mean, of course it's possible to lose instantaneously by having an opening hand of all spades, or three face clubs; it just might be vanishingly unlikely. I'll try the "dragon fight" variant

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

Okay, this version's a little more interesting. Ended up losing by drawing too much coal looking for a fireball to fight the queen of hearts. Ended with 77/97 points (I had the ace of diamonds, which is worth 13. It's the only ace that's worth points, although all of its wild properties still apply, so I could have used it to slay the dragon, but I had enough coal in my hand that I doubt I would have found enough additional diamonds to make up for it)

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

@matt it could be

dragon's hoard, a solitaire game I dreamt 

@matt people play freecell after all

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