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Yukon (One Suit) Solitaire

A easier variant of Yukon played with a single suit (spades).

Odds of winning: Very High

Almost every game is winnable (99%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play Yukon (One Suit)

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation Rules

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 7♠ may move onto the 6♠. Starting with the 7♠ the following sequence can build on top 8♠ 9♠ 10♠ J♠.
  • Once on the foundation, the top card can continue to move as needed to build sequences on the tableau.

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 rank regardless of suit.
  • For example the J♠ may move onto any four available Q♠. Starting with the J♠ the following sequence can build on top 10♠ 9♠ 8♠ 7♠.
  • 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

Even though almost every game is winnable (99%) use these 7 tips for the best chance of beating each game:

  1. Unlike traditional Yukon where each card has two moves (e.g. 3♠ onto 4♦ or 4♥) this version has four options (e.g. 3♠ onto four 4♠). Making it much easier.
  2. Expose the face-down cards as soon as possible. When all cards are face up, the game is almost always winnable.
  3. Do not empty tableau piles unless there is a King available to immediately fill it.
  4. Always move available Aces to the foundation.
  5. It can be beneficial to keep a Two on the tableau to allow moving a covered Ace.
  6. Plan ahead - identify a card that is beneficial to move (for example to expose a face-down card) and look for a card to move to.
  7. 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 Q♠ is one of the top cards, if you have more than one J♠ available, choose the one that provides the most benefit. For example choose the J♠ that exposes face-down cards or opens another move.

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