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113 - ASWG Solitaire Card Game

I sat down and tried out the original concept of my head-to-head wrestling card game and didn't like it. While it's difficult to properly play a head-to-head game by yourself, overall the mechanics just felt kind of boring. I changed things up a bit and started crafting a solitaire experience. Small goals feel like the norm for solitaire games, playing against the randomly distributed cards and doing the best you can with what you got. Losing doesn't feel as a big a deal.

In this game, the deck of cards you play with represent the ebb, flow, move sets, and pacing of the two wrestlers in the match. The five pairs of cards on the top represent the spots you are trying to achieve for the match (every match has five spots). With the five cards in your hand, you are trying to manipulate them to equal the sum of the pair your are currently on.

I'm not doing the best explaining the game rules at the moment, but that's because I'm still working out the kinks of scoring. I will say, however, I've played five games and enjoy it way more than anything else I've built for this series. Perhaps I have a winner or at least a participation award.
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