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Why is Spider Solitaire telling me there are no more moves available, when obviously there are?

Asked by Dutchess_III (46863points) February 28th, 2019

This. Or am I missing something?

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zenvelo's avatar

Because you cannot progress. All you can do is move cards from one pile to another, but not to a position where you can make progress.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No, I was set to wipe off a whole stack (K – A) in just two moves (or 3 if I had shifted to the other red King,) which would have at least upped my score, even if I bombed after that. That is not the same as shuffling from one pile to another and going around in circles and not getting any points.

Granted, I don’t see any moves after that, but I thought the game was a bit premature in shutting it down when I still had 2 or 3 solid moves left and points to gain.

snowberry's avatar

I suppose the game is programmed to know if you cannot fully complete the game. If you can’t, it shuts it down.

Dutchess_III's avatar

In the past it’s waited to shut you down when there were absolutely no moves left, not even useless ones like what @zenvelo described. This was just odd. I kept looking at it, thinking I was missing something, but if I am, I can’t figure out what it is.

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