At last, a new Flowersol.
What's in it?
There are over 100 different Shanghai type spreads to start.
The layout pictured above is called Flying Dragon and is only one of 102 different layouts available. They range from very easy to nearly impossible to solve. The tiles are removed by clicking first one and then another that matches. A game is solved by removing the tiles in matching pairs until all the tiles are gone from the tableau. Flowersol has one set of Mahjongg tiles and more are available here.
And games that use the Ganjifa cards from India.
Twenty-eight different Ganjifa games.
Flowersol allows you to choose from 15 different games that use the ten suit twelve rank Dashavatara Ganjifa deck. And there are 13 games that use the eight suit twelve rank Mughal Ganjifa deck. Flowersol includes both Mughal and Dashavatara decks and more will be available soon.
And Tarock cards from Europe.
Fifteen different Tarock games.
The Tarock deck actually doesn't use pip cards from one to ten. It has twenty-two trumps, four court cards in four suits and pip cards that vary according to the game being played. For the sake of the Flowersol games that use the deck, pip cards from one to ten are used.
Matrix games in sizes from 3x3 to 10x10.
The Matrix games are solved by clicking on a tile or a row or column of tiles to move it (them) towards the one open space on the tableau. The tiles are thus rearranged until they are in their proper order. When all the tiles are in order the last tile will fall into the open space in the lower right corner and the puzzle is solved. Flowersol includes the one set of Matrix tiles pictured. Several others are available here and more will be put up soon.
Hex A Deck games.
Fourteen different Hex A Deck games.
The Hex A Deck is derived from decks that were common in the early part of the twentieth century. Those decks had extra cards with eleven, twelve and thirteen pips. They were intended to be used with games such as Whist when more than four players were involved. The extra cards meant that each player had more cards in their hand. This made the games more interesting. Hopefully the Hex A Deck games in Flowersol are too.
The Japanese Hanafuda Deck.
Thirty-three Hanafuda games.
The Hanafuda deck is from Japan and was first produced sometime between 1800 and 1820. It has twelve suits of four cards each. There is more information and a history of the deck here. Twelve extra sets of Hanafuda cards may be down loaded from sunsite/metalab/ibiblio here or at a mirror near you.
And the French National Suit Symbols deck.
Two hundred fifty-two card Bridge deck games.
Flowersol includes classic games such as Klondike, Freecell, Baker's Dozen, Montana, Spider, ... The list goes on and on. Flowersol has at least one set of each type of cards or game pieces that are used. Most of the sets that work with PySol will also work. There are several new sets available here and more are ready to be released soon.
The tool bar icons were accidently left out of the flowersol package. You'll also likely want this file or your tool bar will be rather plain looking. Just copy it into the directory where you install flowersol.
Flowersol is a python script that makes use of Tkinter and tcl/tk all of which are available for free for many different computers and operating systems. Python can be down loaded from python.org which is also where you will find Tkinter. Tcl/tk is available from scriptics.com.
Where to find it.
Flowersol is available at ibiblio or at a mirror near you.
Flowersol is licensed under the GNU General Public License. If you plan on using GPL'd code in your own software you should read the license carefully. The file "COPYRIGHT" in each card set directory names the copyright owner and the type of license that applies. There may also be information in "COPYRIGHT" about the images used to produce the cards.
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