- Russian Solitaire
Russian Solitaire game info
- Family: Yukon type solitaire games
- Type: Half-open packer
- Decks: One deck (52 cards)
- Game time: Medium
- Chance of winning: Low
How to play Russian Solitaire
Move all the cards to the foundations.
Layout & deal
Similarly as in Yukon Solitaire, a full deck is dealt to the 7 tableau piles. First, cards are dealt as in Klondike: 1 card to the 1st pile, 2 to the 2nd pile, ... with only the top card in each pile face-up. Then, each tableau pile except the first is dealt 4 additional face-up cards.
- Tableau is built down by rank and by suit. This is the only difference in rules compared to Yukon, where the tableau is built by alternating colour.
- 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 unit.
- 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 Solitaire: Similar layout and rules as Russian Solitaire, except that building on tableau is by alternating color, making it easier.
- Algerian Patience: Part of the same family of half-open packer games.