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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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