The game has a fair bit of luck in it and is not very easy to beat. However, the Easy Scorpion Solitaire variant is much easier.
Scorpion Solitaire's goal is to build all 4 ordered suits from king down to ace in the tableau, each of which is automatically sent to a foundation as it's completed.
Scorpion Solitaire is played with a 52-card deck of standard playing cards.
When the game starts, a pile of 7 cards is dealt into each of the 7 tableau columns. Except for the 12 hidden cards, 3 in each of the first 4 piles (or first 3 piles in Easy Scorpion Solitaire for a total of 9 hidden cards), all cards are face-up and visible. The remaining 3 cards in the deck are set face-down and squared in the stock.
In order to win the game, the player must build all 4 suits within the tableau from the king to the ace. As each is built, the game automatically sends it to a foundation.
In this game, technically, only one card may be moved at a time. However, if there are cards on top of the source card, they all come along for the ride. Piles can sometimes grow very long. If not a king, the source card must be moved onto a target card that is bottom-most in a pile, next in rank to the source card, and of the same suit.
A column is empty when all cards have been moved from it. Since the king has no next-in-rank, it can't be moved to another pile, so it must be moved into a vacant column.
It's important to remember that the king is the only rank that is allowed to be put into a vacant column. It's also worth noting that since the ace is the lowest in rank, no card may be placed atop of it.
When all cards have been moved to the player's liking within the tableau, they must click on the stock.
The player then continues to play until either the game is won or there are no more useful moves that can be performed.
Here are 7 tips on how to beat Scorpion Solitaire:
The game screen is made up of 3 different areas:
The tableau consists of 7 columns in the upper center of the screen. Each column either contains a pile of one or more cards or is empty, This is where pretty much of the action takes place during gameplay.
The foundations are located in the top right, above the tableau. It consists of 4 rectangles, Each rectangle is a foundation that is used to hold a completed suit build.
In the upper-left corner is the stock. This is where the 3 reserve cards are held that are put into play at some point during the game. At the desired time, the player clicks on the stock, which causes the reserve cards to be dealt face-up into the tableau, one into each of the first three columns.
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