Russian Solitaire Rules

Russian SolitaireRussian Solitaire is a more difficult variation of Yukon.

Initial Layout

1 Deck. Deal 1 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.


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 down in 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 Russian Solitaire

BVS Solitaire Collection
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