Like Beleaguered Castle, Streets and Alleys lays out the entire deck at the start of the game. There are no hidden cards, no mysteries, no surprises: it’s all up to you and your concentration and cleverness. Streets and Alleys is a little tougher than Beleaguered Castle because you don’t get the Aces for free.
As a shortcut Solitaire Till Dawn will let you move full or partial builds provided you have enough empty piles available to have accomplished the same move one card at a time.
More often than not, a Streets and Alleys layout will leave you stuck within a few moves. Because Solitaire Till Dawn will not record a score if you make no moves in a game, we like to examine a new layout before deciding whether to try it. If it looks unplayable, we just click the New Game button and look for a more promising shuffle. This may be cheating (don’t tell!) but it allows us to win an average of around 30% of the games we actually try to play.
We also recommend frequent use of the Snapshot button. Any time you need to make a dangerous decision, take a snapshot. If you later get stuck, use the Undo to Snapshot (<<) button to rewind to the decision point, and try a different move.