Relaxed Golf (Solitaire)

Relaxed Solitaire is a variant of Golf Solitaire with the difference of an additional cell which can be used to hold one card temporarily from the tableau. This card can be played anytime during the game. The aim of the game is move cards to the foundation and score lowest number of points. Player is dealt 35 face-up cards into seven piles each pile containing 5 cards.

Cards are ranked from Ace to King in the following sequence

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K

Ace has a value of one, number cards have respective values, Jack 11, Queen 12 and King 13

Only top card from each column is available to move to the foundation. Once a card is moved from a cloumn to the foundation, next card in the column becomes available for play. Cards may be moved from the column to the foundation if they are either one rank higher or one rank lower than the top card of the foundation, regardless of suit. When there is no possible move from a column to the foundation, one card can be moved from the stock to the foundation.

The game ends if either the stock is exhausted or all cards from the columns are moved to the foundation.

Player scores one point for each card remaining in the columns after the stock has run out. If the columns are cleared, then player scores a negative point for every card left in the stock.