Alaska Solitaire Rules

Alaska SolitaireAlaska is a variation on Yukon, differing in the tableau-building rules.

Initial Layout

1 Deck. Deal one card to the first tableau pile, two cards to the second, three to the third, and so on for each of the seven tableau piles. The top card of each pile is face-up, with the remainder face-down. Then deal four additional face-up cards to each of the six right-most piles.

Object

The object of the game is build the four foundation piles up in suit from Ace to King.

Moving Cards

Within the tableau, cards are built up or down by suit. Cards may be moved singly or in groups, regardless of sequence or suit. That is, any face-up card in the tableau may be built upon another, no matter how deep it is in a pile. All cards covering it are moved together. When a face-down card is exposed, it is automatically turned face-up, and is available for play. Spaces in the tableau may only be filled by a King.

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Games Featuring Alaska Solitaire

Classic Solitaire for Mac OSX
Pretty Good Solitaire

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