Having described the Monkey Algorithm in some detail, I think we are now ready to play a new hand. This will be a standard game: (1) no rot13(haqb, erqrny be erfgneg), (2) nobody gives a rot13(sylvat shpx) how many moves are required to win and (3) no partial victories for e.g. removing 1 suit and having two empty columns at one stage.
This will be similar to our last hand except we would be guided by the Ninja Monkey instead of Two Wise Blobs Plus One Impostor. That means we get to focus entirely on the Spider Solitaire and none of this rot13(fghcvq fuvg) about working out who is the impostor. NM will suggest a move sequence (or “moveblock” if you want to use the technical term) and you get to laugh at how hilariously bad it is before coming up with your own suggestion. I will still use spoiler-blockers since you never know if my best friend will come up with some genius manoeuvre in a sticky situation.
The game will be played on the standard Microsoft Windows implementation. The Leapfroglets version alluded to previously does not allow games to be saved, which would be
awkward for purposes of this blog.
If you think I picked the wrong time of the year to start a new game then I am perfectly happy to delay for a week or two – but please let me know ASAP. I am well aware that there is life outside of the realm of card games. For instance, I just discovered that a group of Awesome People made a brilliant video series based on Among Us in Real Life so I could binge-watch that instead 😊