|Inventor: Andrej |
|Region: Bulgaria, |
In 1997, Prof. Andrey Andreev, a Bulgarian mathematician from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics in Sofia, introduced Carolina Solitaire to mathematicians of the University of South Carolina. This reverse sowing game is a variant of Bulgarian Solitaire.
The game can be played with any number of (imagined) pits that are ordered in a row. Initially there are some seeds (or cards arranged in piles) in each pit, the exact number can be varied.
A Possible Initial Set-up
The game is played by one player.
Each move the player takes one seed from every non-empty pit (empty pits are ignored) and puts them in a newly created pit at the end of the row, always in the same direction.
The game ends when the board position repeats.
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