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What is Scorpion Solitaire?
Scorpion is a Solitaire game played with one deck of cards, similar to both Spider Solitaire and Yukon.
How to Play
The goal is to create sequences of cards from Ace to King by suit in the tableau, which will then be moved to the foundation when complete.
The Setup and Play Area
There are three main areas in the game:
Tableau: This is the area where there are seven columns of cards. The 4 columns have 6 cards, with the last four cards turned face-up. The last 3 columns have 7 cards each, all turned face-up.
Stock pile: There are three cards in the stock pile that when played will be dealt to the first 3 columns of the tableau.
Foundation piles: These are the 4 piles at the top of the game. When cards are placed by suit in descending order from King to Ace, they are automatically placed in the foundation.
- Similar to Yukon, a card and all the cards beneath it can be moved on top of the bottom card of a tableau column if it is one rank lower and of the same suit. For example, if you have a 5 of Hearts and an 8 of Spades underneath it, both cards can be moved together on top of a 6 of Hearts that sits at the bottom of the tableau.
- Similar to Spider, move cards to build sequences from King to Ace by suit in the tableau. When that’s complete, those cards will move from the tableau and into the foundation.
- Face-down cards are turned face-up when there are no cards below them.
- If a tableau column is empty, a King can be placed there.
- The 3 stock pile cards can be dispensed at any time and will be placed on top of the cards at the bottom of the first 3 tableau columns.
- You win when all cards are moved to the foundation.
To win a Scorpion Solitaire game, you’ll want to pay close attention and follow these tips:
- Prioritize moving cards to reveal the face-down cards and make them playable.
- Only deal cards from the stock pile when you have no other moves.
- Avoid having lower-ranking cards above higher-ranking cards in the same column. This will make sequencing these cards challenging.
- Free up columns. This way, you can move a King, start building new sequences, and free up cards in the process.
- Look out for deadlocks. If 9 of Hearts, 7 of Hearts, and 8 of Hearts are in order, the game is lost, as you will never be able to sequence those cards. Similarly, if there is a 6 of Diamonds followed by a Jack of Spades in one column and a Queen of Spades followed by a 5 of Hearts in another column, the game is lost as you won’t be able to sequence those costs. Restart the game if you see this.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the probability of winning Scorpion Solitaire?
Scorpion is a challenging game. We looked at 16,329 random games played. Of those, 1,026 were won, or 6.28%.
What are other popular Solitaire games to try?
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