13s turns 1.01 after 14 years

One developer that pops up a lot on RISCOSitory is Kevin Wells, aka Kevsoft, who has a number of applications – which he updates fairly regularly – that make use of APIs from third party websites and online resources, providing a way to access and use information from them on the RISC OS desktop, that might not otherwise be accessible. That isn’t the only type of software he has available, though.

Some fourteen years ago, he released version 1.00 of a patience game called 13s – and all these years later, he has updated it to version 1.01.

The game is played on a 3×3 grid, with a goal of dealing all of the cards from the stack. The way to deal 52 cards into a mere nine spaces is to remove any combinations of one or two cards whose face values total thirteen. Kings score that all by themselves, Queens are worth twelve, and Jacks worth eleven – so every time you see a combination that totals thirteen, click those cards and they are removed with two more cards dealt in their place, until the whole stack has been used.

The update to the game adds a counter telling you how many Kings remain in the stack of cards – because if you’re unable to total thirteen from the cards shown, and there are no spaces and no Kings, it’s impossible to complete the game.

If you find any of Kevin’s software or videos useful, why not consider rewarding him for it by buying some merchandise or with a small contribution.

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