Forty Thieves Solitaire Goldby Aethyna Jul 9, 2015 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 8 rate Somehow, the forty thieves have upgraded their secret entrance password, so “Open Sesame” just won’t do now! Instead, you’ll need to complete a game of solitaire successfully by moving all the cards on the layout to the foundation piles in ascending order and in the correct suit. Will you be able to get your hands on the thieves’ ill-gotten gains?
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Inspired by the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold is a rather fun solitaire game that feels more like a hybrid between the gameplay of Freecell and well, an actual Solitaire game. In this game, you play as Ali Baba who is trying to get his hands on the thieves’ ill-gotten gains. To open the secret entrance though, “Open Sesame” just won’t do! Instead, you’ll need to complete a game of solitaire successfully by moving all the cards on the layout to the foundation piles in ascending order and in the correct suit. Carefully consider your moves to ensure you won’t waste time undo-ing through a whole lot of cards! Will you be able to complete the solitaire game and get the entrance to open? Or will you be stuck on the outside forever of this immense fortune? Play Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold today and find out!
Once you’ve load up the game, you can start your attempts to enter the secret hideout of these forty thieves where the loot lies. Firstly, you’ll be given 2 choices in terms of game difficulty – the Easy mode where you’ll start with all aces or the Normal mode where you start with no aces (you’ll have to find those aces yourself!). Honestly, you should try the easy mode first to get a feel for the game as it is very different from any other solitaire game... and as a matter of fact, it differs so much that it feels a lot like a hybrid between a classic solitaire and a Freecell game.
Anyway, once you’ve chosen the difficulty setting, you can hop straight into a game! In Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold, your game objective is to move all the cards from the layout, waste and stock piles onto the foundation piles. Stock pile refers to the deck of undrawn cards at the top left corner of the screen, while the waste pile refers to the open deck of drawn cards, by the way. The foundation pile is the place, at the top right corner of the screen, where you’ll be collecting all your cards to complete the game.
You can move the cards by dragging them from one pile to another, though you have to click and hold, for quite some time, on the card before the card can be picked up. Alternatively, you can click once to pick a card up and then click on the column you want to place it on to drop it there. Using the same method, you can move the cards to foundation piles in ascending order to score points. There’s also a shortcut though! You can do this much quickly by double-clicking on the cards to instantly send them to your foundation pile. Awesome, right? Aces, on the other hand are moved automatically to the foundation when revealed.
Well, so far so good? Not for long you won’t! To make things a lot more difficult, you can only move one card at a time in this game. This means that you won’t be able to move columns of stacked cards even though they are in ascending order and are of the same suit. Furthermore, the cards must be placed onto a card of the same suit that is one value higher. For example, you can place a 7 of diamonds onto an 8 of diamonds, but not an 8 of hearts. In other words, unlike in any other solitaire games, suits matter in Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold!
So, what do you do if you ran out of moves? In that case, you’ll need to click on the stock cards (your deck) to draw a card. As mentioned, cards that are drawn are called waste cards. This is because if you don’t use them, they’ll be stacked on by other cards, making getting to them later a very difficult, but possible, feat! To put this simply, the more cards you have in your waste, the more difficult is it to retrieve them later! There are also numbers shown above the stock and the waste piles to indicate how many cards remain that you’ll need to collect to the foundation.
Moreover, if there is an empty column on your layout, you can place card of any value there... and yes, this means even a card from the waste pile will do too. Not to mention, there’s also a timer at the top right corner showing you how much time you’ve used to solve this game. The shorter time you take to complete the level, the more bonus points you’ll earn! Let’s not forget about the most interesting and very unique aspect of the game – its 2 sets of foundations. This means you’ll have 2 aces of each suit and hence, will have to collect 2 entire sets of cards for each suit.
Hit a snag in the game? Don’t worry! The game, Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold, provides 2 very helpful tools for you to use. The first of which is the nifty undo button. You can undo any move in this game by clicking the undo button. There is also no limit as to how many times you can use it, so feel free to use it as many times as you need to. There isn’t even the usual hassle of needing to “buy undo” using premium currency or in-game currency since this game is completely free-to-play!
If you can’t spot a move, you can then click on the second tool provided – the “hint” button, and it’ll randomly show you a move. However, sometimes, you may really be stuck in the game with no more moves available. In this case, you can just click “exit and submit score” to end the game and view your final score. Do take note that if you didn’t complete the level, you can definitely expect your score to be rather low. Also, after you’ve completed a round, you can straight away move on to the next round. If you want to compare your high scores with other players, do remember to sign in to your Big Fish Games account!
The community at Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold is rather small but it’s pretty tight-knitted. If you enjoy meeting up with your fellow players, the only option for you is to head over to the game’s assigned forum on Big Fish Games’ website. Who knows? You may make new friends, who has similar interests as you do, over there!
Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold doesn’t provide any in-game music though it offers some sound effects instead. You’ll get to listen to the sound of nature, such as the sounds of birds chirping melodiously, in the background as well as the sound of cards being flipped over. Graphics-wise, the game looks pretty decent for a completely free game and the theme of the card pattern is also perfectly suited to the entire theme of the game.
In a nutshell, Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold is a rather unique and fun solitaire game. In this game, you get to play as Ali Baba in the classic children’s tale, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and try your luck in getting your hands on the fortune of a treasure that the forty thieves has stashed inside their little hidey hole! However, the thieves must have upgraded their security system and hence, “Open Sesame” no longer works! Instead, you’ll have to successfully finish a game of solitaire in order to gain access to the thieves’ treasure! So, can you get the gold held by the forty merciless thieves? Let’s find out, shall we?
Forty Thieves Solitaire Gold Blogby Aethyna Jul 9, 2015 Somehow, the forty thieves have upgraded their secret entrance password, so “Open Sesame” just won’t do now! Instead, you’ll need to complete a game of solitaire successfully by moving all the cards on the layout to the foundation piles in ascending order and in the correct suit. Will you be able to get your hands on the thieves’ ill-gotten gains?