Penguin question

edited December 2011 in Is It Winnable?
Penguin #652664000. Is it winnable?


  • edited December 2011 Member, Beta Tester
    Yes your game is winnable. Solution attached.
    You can post other Penguin games in this thread. There is no need to make new threads for individual games.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Nice winner. It took me some attempts to find the right starting sequence. Thank's for that game paruffus.
  • I have been working on this penguin game for over 2 months and cannot beat it.
    game # 1511409408

  • Member, Beta Tester
    The best score I have managed is 12. The more often I replay it the more convinced I am that it is unwinnable. Markus plays Penguin a lot. Let's see what he thinks.
  • Thanks for your reply.
    When you say your best score is 12 are you saying you only have 12 cards left?
    I've wondered if there were some games that were unwinnable.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    The scores are recorded at the bottom left of your screen. 12 means that I only put 12 cards onto the foundations. If you look in the rules section you will see that not every Penguin is winnable. See attachments.
    I've been out most of the day. Will have some more attempts at your game soon.
    209 x 131 - 14K
    212 x 62 - 12K
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Hi all! The mentioned Markus could score after a short overlook 20 points. Picture of that position attached. But i doubt it could be winnable. There are two problem cards: The 8H and the 10D. When you get the 8H into the game, then the free cells are almost full and you only one cell left. So you cannot free another pile for a Queen or to get to the 10D.

    Let's see, what Richard can make out of my screenshot.
    832 x 622 - 228K
  • Member, Beta Tester
    I got into numerous promising positions since I got home including one where I thought an empty cell would probably have let the cards run out. Your screenshot is familiar. That appears to be one move away from completion too.The 10D kills it for me. Trying to bring it into play early in the game just doesn't work.
    I gave up on it a while ago. It is agonizingly close at times but I think that that is as close as we'll get. I may get back to it tomorrow. By then I should have freed my mind from the patterns of moves I kept repeating earlier.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    From the above position I hoped to be able to undo to a better one. No joy. Just one cell away from being winnable. I'm definitely giving up now.
  • edited January 2012 Member, Beta Tester
    Your tries are sounding very similar to mine. There are several positions with just one cell left and if you try to solve the problem, you get another one. The 10D is, as you said, killing the colors and the 8H is killing to get the 10D into the game later.
  • Thanks for the info. I have gotten to the same places where if I could get to 1 card I could win it.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    How about #3010? I can get close, but no win so far.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    I have problems with #3691. Always just one card ahead of winning it. :-?
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Richard is on holiday. He will be at the opening of the Olympics. Maybe I will see him on television. >:)
  • edited July 2012 Member, Beta Tester
    I know, that Richard is on holidays at the Olympics. Isn't he challenging at the Decathlon? Maybe he can do 100 points? =))

    But i hoped on the others. [-O<
  • Member, Beta Tester
    I gave up playing with Penguins for the summer. If you can't solve it. I probably don't have a chance.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Don't underestimate yourself, Mike.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Yeah, let Debbie do that for you!
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Thanks for the encouragement Markus. And for the words from you Ken. Helpful as they ain't. (ain't is not a proper word to use Markus)
  • Member, Beta Tester
    "(ain't is not a proper word to use Markus)"

    Why??? [-X :-\"
  • Member, Beta Tester
    It is a slang word. It just means arn't or are not or isn't. The word police frown on ain't usage.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Hey, Richard told me to take over for him, Mike.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Well sieze the power while you can.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    ACHOO! (What? You didn't say sneeze the power?)
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Probably the only power you can conjure up. But. Carpe Diem. Go for it.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Is this a social network forum or where someone can ask questions about PGS-games? =))

    #2111 (6)
    #3010 (9)
    #3691 (8)
    #3744 (11)
    #4577 (25)
    #5504 (8)
    #5576 (8)
    #6170 (9)
    #6342 (10)
    #6636 (9)
    #7296 (13)
    #7428 (9)
    #7580 (10)
    #7634 (9)
    #8316 (11)
    #8451 (11)
    #8638 (7)
    #8888 (8)
    #9249 (9)
    #9270 (14)

    Which game numbers i have missed?
    P.s.: I am not sure with my "Maximums", i didn't go for it but for winning the game.
  • edited May 2015 Member, Beta Tester
    Haaaa! Sarcasm is alive and well in Estonia. :)) A little gem.
    I' m fed up playing Forwards & Backwards endlessly to try and find a genuine winner. I look forward to tackling the games you've posted. Thanks Markus.
  • Member, Beta Tester
    I meanwhile thought already, i maybe registered facebook or twitter by accident. =))
  • Member, Beta Tester
    Well then, I guess then I ought to be quiet :D
  • Member, Beta Tester
    You can't do that Marty. It's very educational here. :)>- Have a go at Markus's Penguin games. I doubt if any of them are winnable but you could certainly match many of his scores.
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