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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.

Game Objective

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

Tableau

  • 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

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

Strategies & Tips

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

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