Chinese Solitaire is a variation of Yukon Solitaire, but with a stock and a different deal.
Chinese Solitaire game info
- Family: Yukon Solitaire Games
- Decks: One deck (52 cards)
- Game time: Medium
- Chance of winning: Low
How to play Chinese Solitaire
Move all the cards to the foundations.
Layout & deal
The tableau has 7 piles. Each pile is dealt 7 cards. In the first 3 piles, all cards are face-up. In the other piles, the number of face-up cards depends on the pile. The remaining 3 cards go face-down into the stock. The foundations are empty at the start.
- The tableau is built down by rank and by alternating colour.
- Like in Yukon Solitaire, any face-up card in the tableau can be moved, the cards on top don't matter and don't have to be ordered. All cards on top of the moving card will be moved with it as a group.
- Face-down cards in the tableau which get exposed are flipped automatically.
- Only a King (or a group of cards starting with a King) can be placed on an empty tableau column.
- Foundations are built up in-suit (by increasing rank).
- Yukon Solitiare: Yukon Solitaire has mostly the same rules as Chinese Solitaire, only the deal is different and there is no stock in Yukon.
- Scorpion Solitaire: In Scorpion Solitaire, unsorted groups of cards can also be moved. However, cards cannot be moved to the foundation individually, only in a sequence of 13 cards like in Spider Solitaire.