Bowling Solitaire is a game I can see myself getting addicted to. Luckily it’s not only Alpal’s, but it’s a bonus game that comes in Elevenses for One!
The idea is pretty straightforward – set up the 10 pins, and ‘bowl’. You can clear up to 3 pins at a time, done by adding up the value of the cards and matching the last digit to a number on your ‘ball’.
So in the picture, if one of the piles had a 6 on it, I could take out the two 3 cards on the second row – 3+3=6. Or if I had a 5, I could take out the outside of the left hand side – 7+3+5=15, so the last digit is 5.
Once you can’t do this, that roll is over and you continue on in the frame. Scoring is traditional ten pin bowling scoring, so 300 maximum. But it’s a quick logic puzzle with a goal, and that’s what makes it a lot of fun!