Yukon Solitaire looks very similar to Klondike Solitaire except that the 24 cards that would have been in a Stock are evenly distributed face-up into all but the leftmost column. Also, the rules are a bit different.
The game requires concentration and visualization skills to consistently win. The player must be able to plan sequences of moves, sometimes quite a few in advance. It's said that a good player can win more than 80% of their games.
The goal of Yukon Solitaire is to build all 4 ordered suits from the Ace to the King in the Foundations.
To begin a game, all 52 playing cards of a standard deck are dealt into the Tableau.
In total, 21 cards are dealt hidden. The remaining 31 cards are dealt face-up, 1 into the leftmost column and 5 into each of the other 6 columns.
In Yukon Solitaire, technically, only one card may be moved at a time. However, within the Tableau, if there are other cards on top of the card being moved, 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 opposite color.
When a card that is directly atop of a hidden card is moved, the hidden card is automatically brought into play by turning it face-up.
Since the King has no next-in-rank, it can't be moved to another pile, so it must be moved only into a vacant column. It's important to note that the King is that only rank that is allowed to be put into a vacant column.
One card at a time may be sent to the Foundations. The game also allows a card to be played in the opposite direction, provided that it's too a legal location.
The game screen is made up of 2 different areas.
The Foundations are located along the left side of the screen and consists of 4 cells. Each cell is called a foundation. It's in these foundations that suits are built, beginning with the Ace and ending with the King.
Along the top of the screen is the Tableau. Horizontally, it consists of 7 columns. Depending on the current state of the game, any column may be either empty or contain a pile of one or more cards. This is where the majority of the action occurs during a game.
Here are a few tips on how to win at Yukon Solitaire: