We writers like a good board game – especially a solitary one. Complements our lack of social skills.
But that’s not the point of this page. This is a trumpet-blowing exercise to show how good we are at writing instruction manuals for anything from building a log cabin in your garden to learning the rules of the road.
Everyone knows solitaire, that infuriating game where you move marbles across a grid in a fruitless attempt to end up with just one in the central recess.
Can’t do it? Well here’s how – and in just 220 words arranged in 18 steps. We made the instructions as brief as we can to prove a point.
What, can’t be arsed to read it? OK then, here’s an animated version. No words, just easy-on-the-eye pictures. Shame on you.
Download our visual solution to solitaire (WMV: 6.7MB)