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Serpent Poker Solitaire

Game info: Non-Builders game type; 1 deck (52 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low (about 1 in 10)

Object of the game: To produce 10 high-scoring poker hands from the five horizontal rows and the 5 vertical columns.

Solitaire Rules

Tableau (grid 5 x 5)

  • Place the cards from the stock, one by one.

  • Each card must be placed next to the last one placed, either above, below, or to one side. Diagonal placements are not allowed.

  • Each row and each column form 10 poker hands (5 hands from left to right and 5 hands from top to bottom).

  • Only one card per grid square is allowed.

  • Once placed, a card cannot be moved.


  • The top card is available for play to an empty space.


  • The score for each hand is shown on the screen.

  • Your final score for the game is the total of the scores for your 10 poker hands.

  • You win if you score 25 points or more (theoretically the highest score obtainable is 725 points).

The nine hands


Royal Flush


A 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of the same suit.

For example, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace

Straight Flush 


Five cards all in suit and sequence.

For example, 7, 8, 9, 10, J

Four of a Kind


Four cards of the same rank and an odd card.

For example, 10, 10, 10, 10, -

Full House


Three cards of the same rank and two of another rank.

For example, 7, 7, 7, Jack, Jack



Five cards of the same suit but not in sequence.

For example, Ace, 5, 8, Jack, King



Any run of five cards in numerical sequence and not of the same suit.

For example, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Three of a Kind


Three cards of the same rank and two odd cards.

For example, Queen, Queen, Queen, - , -

Two Pair


Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank and one odd card.

For example, 10, 10, Ace, Ace, -

One Pair


Two cards of one rank and three odd cards.

For example, 7, 7, - , - , -

All other hands 0


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