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Poker Squares Solitaire coded in 1kB (in 2 days) for PICO-1K Jam 2022.

This is the first time I've tried something like this.

Let me know if you find any bugs.

Rules

  • Cards are placed one at a time and can no longer be moved once placed.

  • Points are scored on poker hands of 5 cards formed in rows or columns. (order does not matter)

  • The goal is to get a score equal/higher than 100 or a high score.

List of points and poker hands:
View list on itch.io or rules from Wikipedia.

Poker Hand Points Example
Royal flush 100 A♦ K♦ Q♦ J♦ 10♦
Straight flush 75 Q♥ J♥ 10♥ 9♥ 8♥
Four of a kind 50 9♣ 9♠ 9♦ 9♥ J♥
Full House 25 3♣ 3♠ 3♦ 6♣ 6♥
Flush 20 J♥ 8♥ 4♥ 3♥ 2♥
Straight 15 7♣ 6♠ 5♠ 4♥ 3♥
Three of a kind 10 2♦ 2♠ 2♣ K♠ 6♥
Two pairs 5 J♥ J♣ 4♣ 4♠ 9♥
One pair 2 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 5♠

Controls

  • Arrow Keys to move.

  • X/❎ to place a card.

  • Z/🅾️ to reshuffle.
P#118157 2022-09-29 14:34

Hi @misc:

I have a STRAIGHT here that is not registering.

P#118163 2022-09-29 16:19 ( Edited 2022-09-29 17:30)

@dw817 I believe you're not allowed to wrap around with aces in poker, A2345 is the lowest straight and AKQJ10 is the highest.

P#118168 2022-09-29 17:07 ( Edited 2022-09-29 17:09)

Hi @misc:

It is not very common but it is allowed and considered a valid hand provided the dealer permits it:

A wrap around straight is a straight that has an Ace somewhere in the middle of its structure, for example; QKA23. Wrap around straights are not legal hands according to the classic hand rankings system. However, they may sometimes be allowed in home games and some of the more exotic variants of poker.

As you, the dealer though, must decide if you want your game to permit it.

Also, is the "*" the club ?

P#118169 2022-09-29 17:36

Excellent! There was a version of this for the Commodore 64 from Compute!'s Gazette under the name "Power Poker" that I played frequently as a kid. Glad to play it again!

P#118233 2022-09-30 19:29

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