Ten Thousand Solitaire

Ten Thousand Solitaire for Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.

Ten Thousand Solitaire for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and higher.

Windows Version 2.1.8 uses an installer.


Brief Description:

This game of solitaire is based on a game titled Ten Thousand normally played by two people with six dice. The goal is to get at least ten thousand points and then stop (or cache out). Sound is supported. This game is freeware.


In the screenshot above from the Mac Cocoa version, three "fives" are recognized and reflect the "Holding" score of 500 points.

Press the "New Game" button (Command-N) to reset scores and roll all six dice.

Press the "Roll Again" button (Command-M) to roll the dice again, accepting the score reflected in the "Holding" window. Note that this score does not include loose "ones" or "fives." If the "Holding" score plus the count for loose "ones" and "fives" is at least 250 points, then the lower right window will show "Minimum Met" and the "Cache Out" button will be enabled. If no die can be played, the bottom left window will show "Game Over" and the "Roll Again" and "Cache Out" buttons will be disabled.

Press the "Cache Out" button (Command-K) to stop. The "Holding" score plus the count for loose "ones" and "fives" will be added to the "Score." Pressing "Roll Again" will result in a roll of all six dice. You are a winner if you cache out with more than 10,000 points.

The File menu includes picks for New Game, Roll Again, and Cache Out.

The Sound menu allows you to turn the sound on and off. The default setting is off.
(The shortcuts for the Visual Basic version are Alt-Opt-Shift-N, Alt-Opt-Shift-M and Alt-Opt-Shift-K.)

Ten Thousand Solitaire Rules

Ten Thousand Solitaire Strategy

One strategy is to Cache Out when you have met the minimum and have three or fewer dice to roll. This strategy will likely result in a high Cache Out count but is risk tolerant.

A second strategy is to continue to roll, hoping for additional die to increase the points for triplets. This strategy is quite risky but if you are lucky will result in a high score with a low Cache Out count.


Click here to download Version 2.6.0 (3.1 MB) for Mac (OS 10.6 or later, zipped).

Click here to download Version 2.1.8 (1.4 MB) for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.

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