# Double Yukon Solitaire

A version of Yukon played with two decks of cards (104 cards).

## Odds of winning: Very High

Win about 4 in 5 games (80%).

## Skill Level: Mostly Skill

Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of luck is involved.

## How to Play Double Yukon

### Game Objective

Move all cards to the eight foundations.

### Foundation Rules

• There are eight foundations.
• An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
• The foundations build up by the same suit.
• For example the 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♥ the following sequence can build on top 5♥ 6♥ 7♥ 8♥.
• Once on the foundation, the top card can continue to move as needed to build sequences on the tableau.

### Tableau Rules

• There are ten tableaus.
• A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
• The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
• For example the 7♠ may move onto the 8♦ and the 7♥ may move onto the 8♣. Starting with the 7♥ the following sequence can build on top 6♠ 5♦ 4♣.
• Any card or stack of cards may move together as a group. Any stack of cards may move together, regardless of their build (no restriction on rank, suit or color).

## Strategy & Tips

Double Yukon has about a 4 in 5 chance of winning (80%). Improve your chances with these 5 tips:

1. Always move available Aces to the foundation.
2. Do not empty tableau piles unless there is a King available to immediately fill it.
3. Expose the face-down cards as soon as possible. When all cards are face up, the game is almost always winnable.
4. Do not always move a Two onto an Ace. A Two allows a covered Ace to move.
5. Starting with the top exposed cards, look for cards that can move onto it. Prefer the moves the expose the face-down cards. Lets say the 8♠ is one of the top cards, if you have 7♥ and 7♦ available, choose the one that provides the most benefit. Plan your moves ahead that provide the biggest long term gain.

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