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Classic Solitaire: Yukon Solitaire

Yukon Solitaire is a fun game which has a good success rate. Although it does require some luck, Yukon Solitaire game requires good concentration and the right strategy, to win reliably.

Aim:

To build ascending suit sequences, starting with the Ace, in the foundation zone.

How to Play:

In the manoeuvre zone, move any pile of cards from one stack to another, as long as the top card in the pile is of alternate color and one lower rank than the card it moves onto.


Only a King (with or without a pile) can move onto an empty manoeuvre stack.


The game is won when all cards are moved into the foundation zone.

Strategy:

To win yukon solitaire it is necessary to expose all of the face-down cards. All moves should be taken with the purpose of exposing these cards.


Often there are moves possible which do not help to expose cards, or fill the foundation - these should be resisted, as they wont help to win the game.

Example:

Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:


Yukon Solitaire 1


To expose a face down card in column 5, the 4 of Hearts can be moved as follows:

  • 7 of Spades to 8 of Diamonds
  • 4 of Hearts to 5 of Clubs


This exposes a new card, the 2 of Spades:


Yukon Solitaire 2


Next, a face-down card in column six can be exposed, by moving the 10 of Hearts as follows:

  • 8 of Diamonds to 9 of Clubs
  • 10 of Spades to Jack of Clubs
  • 10 of Hearts to Jack of Spades


This exposes the Ace of Clubs, which can be immediately moved to the foundation, exposing a 3 of Clubs.:


Yukon Solitaire 3


From here you might move the 2 and 3 of Clubs up to the foundation, exposing another face-down card.


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