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Scorpion Solitaire

So called Scorpion as it (very loosely) resembles a Scorpion. With the four stacks of face down cards in the upper left resembling the Scorpions tail and the seven tableaus the body.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 1 in 3 games (35%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Balanced

Winning involves skill and luck equally.

How to Play Scorpion

Game Objective

Remove all the cards from the stock and tableau by building four full sequences of cards.

Tableau Rules

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit. Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed.
  • For example the 10♠ may move onto the J♠. Starting with the 10♠ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♠ 7♠ 6♠.
  • 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).

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to each of the tableaus when tapped.

Strategy & Tips

  1. Focus on making moves that uncover the face-down cards.