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Scorpion Three Decks

Original Solitaire

Game info: Spider type; 3 decks (156 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Long; more than 10 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly skill
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 30; 3.3%

Object of the game: To create in the tableau 12 suites of 13 cards in descending suit sequence from King to Ace.

Solitaire Rules

Tableau (148 cards in 11 columns)

  • Build down in suit (for example, a 10 can be played only on a Jack).

  • When an entire suite of 13 cards becomes exposed, it is automatically removed from the tableau.

  • Any card, regardless of where it is in a column, can be moved together with the overlapping cards.

  • Spaces may be filled only with a King, a King-sequence or a King with any overlapping cards.

  • A King cannot move, except to an empty space.

  • Nothing can be placed on an Ace.

  • The game is won if the three entire decks in all twelve suites are discarded and nothing is left on the tableau.

Reserve (8 cards)

  • After all possible moves are made, the eight cards in this pile are dealt onto the first eight columns of the tableau to create more possibilities.

  • There is no redeal.

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