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The GamePeg Solitaire is a single player puzzle.
The board consists of holes (33) and pegs (initially 32). The center position only is open.
The final, solved, state has left 1 peg in the center position when 31 moves have striked the other pegs.
A move takes a peg over it's neigbour (horizontally or vertically) to an empty hole.
The peg that was jumped over is removed from the game.
See picture below for a reduced image of an initial- and a solved game:
Hoewever, I have added several other starting positions, from easy to difficult.
The final state is always the same: 1 ball left in the center.
InstallationPlatform : all windows versions.
Download solitaire2.exe by clicking on the download (lightning) icon at the left top of this page.
There is no installation procedure: simply copy the program to a map of choice.
The windows registry is not changed.
Additions to solitaire 1New options :
Solitaire2 skips similar move sequences already during the search process.
The speedup is enormous : over 100 times in many cases for more difficult puzzles.
Also, solitaire2 recognizes unsolvable puzzles before the search is started.