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Triple Alaska Solitaire

A three deck version of Alaska (156 cards). A variant of Russian where in addition to building down by suit, you can also built up by suit. A close relative to Yukon.

Odds of winning: Low

Win about 3 in 10 games (30%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

Game Objective

Move all cards to the twelve foundations.

Foundation

  • There are twelve foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♦ the following sequence can build on top 9♦ 10♦ J♦ Q♦.
  • Once on the foundation, the top card can continue to move as needed to build sequences on the tableau.

Tableau

  • There are thirteen tableaus.
  • A King may move to an empty tableau. No other cards may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 8♠ may move onto the 7♠ and the 8♦ may move onto the 7♦. Starting with the 8♦ the following sequence can build on top 9♦ 10♦ J♦ Q♦.
  • The tableaus build down by the same suit.
  • For example the Q♠ may move onto the K♠ and the Q♥ may move onto the K♥. Starting with the Q♦ the following sequence can build on top J♦ 10♦ 9♦ 8♦.
  • 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).

Strategies & Tips

  1. Make all the moves to build down before attempting to build up.

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