Yukon is a captivating solitaire card game traditionally designed for single players seeking a smart and quick challenge in sorting a deck of cards.
It stands out from most other solitaire card games because you are allowed to move unsorted rows of cards in the tableau, and there is no stock.
You play Yukon Solitaire with one deck of 52 French-suited playing cards. That means all 13 ranks – King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace – appear once in each suit (Spades, Clubs, Hearts, and Diamonds).
After shuffling, you set up the game by arranging all the cards into seven cascades, forming the tableau in the middle of the table. The cascades are built Klondike-style, starting with one card, then two, and so on, until the last cascade with seven cards. The top card of each cascade is then revealed, and an additional four revealed cards are dealt to the six right piles.
This solitaire variant has no stock, unlike Spider or Klondike, for example.
Above the tableau, you will find four empty slots referred to as the foundation. The ultimate goal is to sort all cards into four piles within the foundation, with each pile containing cards of one suit only, sorted from Ace at the bottom to King on top.
You need to move all cards from the tableau to the foundations to solve the game. The following rules apply while doing so:
- You can only move individual cards from the tableau to the foundation.
- You can only move the King or a row of cards beginning with a King to an empty tableau field.
- You can move individual cards or rows of cards from a tableau pile to an open card in the tableau as long as the (top) card you are moving lands on a card of a different color and higher rank.
In the tableau, you sort cards in alternating colors, with King at the bottom and Ace on top.
In the foundation, you need to place the Ace first and the King last for each pile. The foundations are sorted by suit. Successfully achieving this means you win the game!
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