Yukon Solitaire has Klondike Solitaire type movements but is lacking stock and discard piles, because the entire deck is layed on the tableau to start the game. This tutorial will show you the steps to set up, play, and win Yukon Solitaire.
Yukon Layout Terminology
Yukon Solitaire has two layout locations: the 7 column tableau and the four pile foundation.
Yukon Solitaire Foundation
The foundation is made up of 4 piles (one for each suit) and each pile is "built" from Ace to King.
Yukon Solitaire Tableau
The tableau is made up of 7 columns that are "packed" in alternating color and descending value.
How to Set Up Yukon Solitaire with Cards
To start, you need a standard deck of playing cards. Remove the jokers and set them aside in a safe place because Yukon does not use jokers. We will use all 52 cards that are Aces through Kings of each suit. Next, shuffle the deck so that the cards are distributed randomly.
Create the seven column tableau using the next steps.
Step 1: Lay out seven cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and all the rest face down.
Step 2: Lay out six cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and placed on the second column.
Step 3: Lay out five cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and placed on the third column.
Step 4: Lay out four cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and placed on the fourth column.
Step 5: Lay out three cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and placed on the fifth column.
Step 6: Lay out two cards in a row with the leftmost card face up and placed on the sixth column.
Step 7: Lay out one card face up and placed on the seventh column.
The next 4 steps will all be the same.
Step 8-1: Lay out six cards all face up from the second column through the seventh column.
Step 8-2: Lay out six cards all face up from the second column through the seventh column.
Step 8-3: Lay out six cards all face up from the second column through the seventh column.
Step 8-4: Lay out six cards all face up from the second column through the seventh column.
Yukon Solitaire Card Movements
In Yukon Solitaire, game movements are similar to Klondike Solitaire except that cards laid on top of a moving card do not have to be packed in order. Like in Klondike, we create columns of alternating color and descending value in the tableau and build up from Aces for each suit in the foundation. Only a single card can be moved to the foundation, while cards moving between tableau columns can have cards on top of them. If a column is empty it can be filled with a King and any cards that are already on the King.
The rules for placing cards in Yukon Solitaire are as follows:
|Tableau||Card must be of opposite color and one value less of card it will be placed on or must be a King if the column is empty|
|Foundation||Card must be one greater value and of the same suit or must be an Ace if the pile is empty|
Example Yukon Solitaire Card Movements
Tableau to Tableau
In this example, the 10 of Hearts is in the fourth column and can be placed (along with the cards on top of it) on the Jack of Clubs in the fifth column.
Tableau to Foundation
In this example, the 2 of Hearts in the sixth column can be "built" on the Ace of Hearts in the foundation.
Yukon Solitaire Endgame
The game ends when either no further cards can be moved to the foundation or the entire deck has been "built" Aces through Kings in each suit. You win Yukon Solitaire by filling the foundation with the deck of cards placed Aces through Kings.