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 are several variations of Yukon Solitaire, including Russian Solitaire, Alaska Solitaire, and Australian Patience.
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.
When the game starts, 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 on top 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 an empty 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 valid 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: