Coises’ Slicker, a single-player puzzle/board game copyright 2007, 2016 by Randy Fellmy (aka Coises), is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Expat/MIT License.
After the first time you load Slicker you can play it without an Internet connection if your browser supports that (most do).
On most tablets and smartphones you can instruct your browser to add Slicker to your home screen. On iPads and iPhones, tap the “share” button—the square with an arrow pointing upward—then tap “Add to Home Screen.” On Android, Google Chrome seems to work best: tap the menu button—the three dots stacked vertically at the top right—and select “Add to Home screen.” Using a home screen icon lets Slicker run as an independent app instead of as a page in a browser window.
Slicker saves the game after each move (if your browser supports “local storage”—most do). If you close the window or tab while a game is in progress, the next time you start Slicker it will ask if you want to resume your previous game.
There are two games included in Slicker: Classic and Compact. The compact game uses fewer and larger tiles and works well on small screens like smartphones; you can play either game on larger tablets or on a computer. Classic Slicker begins with 112 tiles, 14 each of 8 different kinds, on a 16 by 8 board; Compact Slicker begins with 40 tiles, 8 each of 5 different kinds, on a 10 by 5 board. The tiles are placed randomly, subject to the constraints that there are always two blank spaces in each row and one in each column. Above the board is an information bar showing the number of slide/singleton moves remaining, the number of points scored on your last match, and your total score so far.
At the end of the game, Slicker displays your score, your last five scores, your best five scores, and a rating based on all the games you’ve played. Each score or rating is associated with a tile:
Slicker runs entirely in your browser—that keeps things simple and lets it work almost everywhere. However, that means Slicker can only save your game statistics and games in progress by asking your browser to save them. That works most of the time, but if you have to clear browser storage, if your browser clears the storage itself, or if you change browsers or computers, you’ll no longer have access to your best five scores, last five scores, rank and number of games played. The Save/set statistics links here and at the top of this page open a page that lets you copy your game statistics to your computer’s clipboard, or set your game statistics from the clipboard. It’s clumsy, but it’s there, in case you are attached to your scores and want to keep a safety copy somewhere, or want to transfer them from one browser or computer to another.
To copy your game statistics to the clipboard:
To set your game statistics from the clipboard: