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
Move all cards to the eight foundations.
- 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.
- 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:
- Always move available Aces to the foundation.
- Do not empty tableau piles unless there is a King available to immediately fill it.
- Expose the face-down cards as soon as possible. When all cards are face up, the game is almost always winnable.
- Do not always move a Two onto an Ace. A Two allows a covered Ace to move.
- 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.