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Turn 1 (Double) Solitaire

A Quick Guide

  • Turn-One (Double) Solitaire uses two decks of cards, with a total of 104 cards.

    Turn-One (Double) Solitaire uses two decks of cards, with a total of 104 cards.

  • Build 8 Foundation piles to win the game.

    Build 8 Foundation piles to win the game.

  • Work across 9 Tableau columns to reveal face-down cards, organize descending sequences in alternating colors, and move cards to the Foundation cells.

    Work across 9 Tableau columns to reveal face-down cards, organize descending sequences in alternating colors, and move cards to the Foundation cells.

  • Organize the Foundation in ascending order from Ace to King.

    Organize the Foundation in ascending order from Ace to King.

  • The Stockpile has 59 cards and turns over one card at a time when you draw from it.

    The Stockpile has 59 cards and turns over one card at a time when you draw from it.

Double the Fun with Turn-One (Double) Solitaire

Solitaire games that require two decks of cards are exhilarating. Why? Because you can collect suits faster while turning up the difficulty level a notch. With Turn-One (Double) Solitaire, the two decks can scale up the challenge factor for you, stretching your mind more than in the one-deck version.

Every Solitaire game is winnable. Even Double Solitaire will not overwhelm you or drive you away from the game. Instead, playing a version like this one will entice every puzzle-craving fanatic! Additional perks include the time you will need to complete the game. Did you know that it takes about twice as long to finish a game of double-deck Solitaire than the traditional single-deck version? Double the time and double the fun!

There’s more to this game than meets the eye. It’s an inspiring experience that will keep you on your toes! Are you ready to shake up your Solitaire skills?

Playing Turn-One (Double) Solitaire — The Layout

Before you play the Turn-One (Double) Solitaire variant, understanding the layout is key. While the playing rules are the same, the big difference is in the setup. The layout of this Solitaire variant is similar to the traditional version, but the ante is upped with two decks of cards.

  • 1.The Tableau

    Considering that this game requires two decks, there are more Tableau columns in this version. A total of 9 columns are present on the Tableau, with one card in the first column, two in the second, and so on until nine in the ninth column. Only the first card in each column faces up, while the rest face down. A total of 45 cards lay across the Tableau columns.

    The Tableau
  • 2.The Stockpile

    The remaining 59 cards form the Stockpile. Every time you draw from the Stockpile, a single card faces up for you to use in the Tableau. Run out of cards in the Stockpile? No worries — the Wastepile will eventually turn over and renew the Stockpile.

    The Stockpile
  • 3.The Waste Pile

    The Wastepile is the section that will hold the cards released from the Stockpile. Pick a face-up card from the Wastepile to build your Tableau columns. Until you exhaust all the cards from the Stockpile, the Wastepile will continue to grow. Once the Wastepile is full, it moves back into the Stockpile for reuse.

    The Waste Pile
  • 4.The Foundation

    Eight Foundation cells hold the eight suits from the two decks of cards. Fill all the Foundation cells to win the game. Organize the Foundation suits from Ace to King. In the end, to win, you should have two of each suit in these cells.

    The Foundation

Double the Suits. Double the Adrenaline.

You can play Turn-One (Double) Solitaire even with basic Solitaire skills. If your Solitaire skills are fresh and you want a mild challenge, this game is for you!

King of the Solitaire

Tried and Tested for Any Solitaire Enthusiast

  • 1.Start by drawing from the Stockpile, and evaluate all the face-up cards you can organize. Move cards between the Tableau columns from King to Ace. The Tableau cards that you arrange in descending order will also need to alternate colors. Every time you move a card from on top of a face-down card, that face-down card will automatically face up. You can continue to draw from the Stockpile to the Wastepile to help you reveal more face-down cards in the Tableau. If you clear a column, only a King can fill the empty spot.

    Start by drawing from the Stockpile, and evaluate all the face-up cards you can organize. Move cards between the Tableau columns from King to Ace. The Tableau cards that you arrange in descending order will also need to alternate colors. Every time you move a card from on top of a face-down card, that face-down card will automatically face up. You can continue to draw from the Stockpile to the Wastepile to help you reveal more face-down cards in the Tableau. If you clear a column, only a King can fill the empty spot.
  • 2.If you have an Ace, move it to the Foundation cells by clicking it or dragging it to the space. Continue building each Foundation cell in an ascending sequence of ordered suits. Once you move a card to the Foundation and it goes under other cards in the Foundation, you cannot use it in the Tableau without moving the top card first.

    If you have an Ace, move it to the Foundation cells by clicking it or dragging it to the space. Continue building each Foundation cell in an ascending sequence of ordered suits. Once you move a card to the Foundation and it goes under other cards in the Foundation, you cannot use it in the Tableau without moving the top card first.
  • 3.Since this game is a Turn-One variant, only one card turns face-up every time you draw from the Stockpile. If you click on the Stockpile, the card moves to the Wastepile and faces up. From the Wastepile, you can use the card in your Tableau columns to continue building sequences. Once you run out of Stockpile cards, clicking on the Stockpile again will move the stack of face-down cards from the Wastepile to the Stockpile.

    Since this game is a Turn-One variant, only one card turns face-up every time you draw from the Stockpile. If you click on the Stockpile, the card moves to the Wastepile and faces up. From the Wastepile, you can use the card in your Tableau columns to continue building sequences. Once you run out of Stockpile cards, clicking on the Stockpile again will move the stack of face-down cards from the Wastepile to the Stockpile.
  • 4.Click on a Wastepile card to automatically move it to the Tableau or the Foundation. The highest priority for the card from the Wastepile is the Foundation. Therefore, by clicking, if the card has a place in the Foundation, it will move to the spot. Otherwise, it moves to the Tableau column below a higher-value card of an alternate color. If a spot is not available for the card, clicking it will not do anything.

    Click on a Wastepile card to automatically move it to the Tableau or the Foundation. The highest priority for the card from the Wastepile is the Foundation. Therefore, by clicking, if the card has a place in the Foundation, it will move to the spot. Otherwise, it moves to the Tableau column below a higher-value card of an alternate color. If a spot is not available for the card, clicking it will not do anything.

The Challenge

Organize cards on the Tableau in alternating colors AND in descending order.

King of the Solitaire

Light-Bulb Tip!

If you make a move (or a few) and regret it, our UNDO button will come in handy.

Keyboard Shortcuts — For the Love of Computer Gaming

Our nifty Windows and Apple computer shortcuts make playing with a keyboard easy. Use our shortcuts to make your gaming experience less chaotic and more focused!

Windows

  • Undo:
    Ctr
    +
    Z
    or
    Backspace
  • Hint:
    H
  • Navigate:
  • Select:
    Space
    (once)
  • Move:
    Space
    in the new spot

Mac

  • Undo:
    delete
    or
  • Hint:
    H
  • Navigate:
  • Select:
    Space
    (once)
  • Move:
    Space
    in the new spot

Dive Into a Solitaire Experience with a Touch of Challenge

You can experience a low-grade challenge without bearing down on stressful strategies. Dip into the Turn-One (Double) Solitaire basket of excitement for a different kind of fun!

Winning Tips and Quirky Tricks

  • Click On the Stockpile as Soon as Possible

    Before you make any moves, click on the Stockpile to look at all the face-up cards. Then, carefully consider the Tableau and make ordered sequences there.

  • Use the Stockpile Any Number of Times

    Since you’re playing a version of Solitaire where only one card turns over from the Stockpile, your planning will revolve around the Tableau. Draw from the Stockpile multiple times, and you can make ordered piles with ease.

  • Remember, Only Kings Move to Empty Columns

    If you are about to empty a column in the next few moves, flip through the Stockpile to find a suitable King before you clear the column. If a column is empty, only a King can fill it. Therefore, ensuring a King is available will be useful.

  • Start Filling the Foundation from the Beginning

    As you make partial sequences in the Tableau, move cards in an ascending order to the Foundation cells whenever you can. The Turn-One (Double) Solitaire version is an easier variant, and your chances of blocking your strategies are low.

  • Did you know?

    Almost every Solitaire game is winnable!

  • Fun Fact!

    You can win a Solitaire game in 10 minutes.

  • Did you know?

    You need a minimum of 104 moves to win an online Solitaire game using two decks of cards.

    104
  • Did you know?

    Solitaire has been around since the 18th century and possibly used in fortune-telling. 

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