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Turn 1 (Double Face-Up) Solitaire

A Quick Guide

  • Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire has all the Tableau cards facing up.

    Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire has all the Tableau cards facing up.

  • The Tableau, Foundation, Stockpile, and Wastepile are the main play areas.

    The Tableau, Foundation, Stockpile, and Wastepile are the main play areas.

  • There are 104 cards in this game, 45 in the Tableau and 59 in the Stockpile.

    There are 104 cards in this game, 45 in the Tableau and 59 in the Stockpile.

  • You will need to build 8 suits in the Foundation to win the game.

    You will need to build 8 suits in the Foundation to win the game.

  • Cards are built in the Foundation in an ascending sequence.

    Cards are built in the Foundation in an ascending sequence.

  • Arrange the Tableau in a descending sequence with alternating colors.

    Arrange the Tableau in a descending sequence with alternating colors.

Conquer Two Challenges in One Game with Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire

The two decks of cards required to play Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire is the perfect level-up of the original Solitaire game. Playing with two decks of cards gives you two identical suits that you can quickly build. But not all cards are face-up — there’s always the Stockpile that stays mysteriously face-down.

Claim an easy win with this game. However, prepare to take a little longer to finish it than you would with the single-deck version. It’s perfect for when you have an extra pocket of time. Everyone loves a simple game that requires a little strategic thinking, and this game fits the bill.

While two decks of cards may seem daunting to think about, it can work in your favor when playing. Apart from the obvious time you will need to complete the game, you’ll benefit from choosing which suit you need to focus on. How? You have two options — use the suit within the Tableau, or pile the cards in the Foundation to make space for other cards. It’s an exciting challenge that can help you relax after a long, hard day.

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Playing Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire — The Layout

First things first — let’s take a peek at the Tableau and note the difference in the layout. Understanding the layout of this version will give you clues on how to formulate the best strategies while playing. Remember, there are two decks of cards in this game, so the number of Tableau columns and Foundation cells is different than in the single-deck variant.

  • 1.The Tableau

    The main distinguishing factor of Face-Up Solitaire is that all the cards on the Tableau are face-up throughout the game. This version is convenient for those who dislike the mystery of face-down cards. There are nine columns on the Tableau, and each column has a set of cards. The first column from the left has one card, the second has two cards, and so on, with the last column having 9 cards. Since this version uses two decks of cards, there are more cards laid out on the Tableau (45 of them!).

    The Tableau
  • 2.The Stockpile

    The Stockpile serves the same purpose as in traditional Solitaire. And since this version is a Turn-One Solitaire, only one card is accessible at a time. There are 59 cards in the Stockpile, and they are free for you to use throughout the game. When you click on the face-down stack in the Stockpile, one card flips over and onto the Wastepile for use.

    The Stockpile
  • 3.The Waste Pile

    Every card you draw from the Stockpile will display on the Wastepile. From here, you can use them in the Tableau or move them to the Foundation. However, if you don't use cards, they collect in the Wastepile. Run out of Stockpile cards? No problem! Click on the refresh icon on the empty Stockpile, and all the cards in the Wastepile will flip over and into the Stockpile.

    The Waste Pile
  • 4.The Foundation

    In Double Face-Up Solitaire, the Foundation has 8 cells. Since you play this game with two decks of cards, there are 8 suits in total to move to the Foundation cells. The Foundation builds from Ace to King for each suit. You can move cards from the Tableau to the Foundation or straight from the Stockpile to make complete suits.

    The Foundation

Master the Art of Tackling Two Challenges at a Time

If you’re a pro at playing Solitaire with a single deck of cards, branch out into the Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire variant. This game will ignite your creativity and problem-solving skills!

King of the Solitaire

Elevate Your Inner Solitaire Genius

  • 1.Take stock of all the cards you have on the Tableau before you begin making any moves. Since all the cards are visible, you can quickly organize the Tableau to your liking. Arrange the columns in alternating colors and a descending sequence. You have the benefit of knowing exactly what columns you can clear first, so use this to your advantage. Once you have completely exhausted your readily available options, dig into the Stockpile.

    Take stock of all the cards you have on the Tableau before you begin making any moves. Since all the cards are visible, you can quickly organize the Tableau to your liking. Arrange the columns in alternating colors and a descending sequence. You have the benefit of knowing exactly what columns you can clear first, so use this to your advantage. Once you have completely exhausted your readily available options, dig into the Stockpile.
  • 2.The Stockpile flips a single card at a time onto the Wastepile. Your memory skills will get an exhilarating workout as you try to remember what cards you have in the Stockpile when you’re moving cards around the Tableau, especially your Kings and Queens. Every time you empty a Tableau column, you can fill it with a King. Therefore, remembering what color of King you have hidden away in the Stockpile will be an advantage.

    The Stockpile flips a single card at a time onto the Wastepile. Your memory skills will get an exhilarating workout as you try to remember what cards you have in the Stockpile when you’re moving cards around the Tableau, especially your Kings and Queens. Every time you empty a Tableau column, you can fill it with a King. Therefore, remembering what color of King you have hidden away in the Stockpile will be an advantage.
  • 3.Once you move all the cards to the Foundation cells, you win. The Ace is the first card you can move to the Foundation. Building from the Ace of each suit, start stacking cards in an ascending sequence when they’re available. Alternatively, you can choose to hold on to all the cards in the Tableau columns and not move them to the Foundation — they’ll be moved automatically at the end of the game once everything is organized. However, doing this might crowd your Tableau and confuse you.

    Once you move all the cards to the Foundation cells, you win. The Ace is the first card you can move to the Foundation. Building from the Ace of each suit, start stacking cards in an ascending sequence when they’re available. Alternatively, you can choose to hold on to all the cards in the Tableau columns and not move them to the Foundation — they’ll be moved automatically at the end of the game once everything is organized. However, doing this might crowd your Tableau and confuse you.
  • 4.Use the HINT and UNDO buttons at the top of the screen if you get stuck at any point. There is no limit to the number of times you can receive help. Depending on your needs, the UNDO button gives you a chance to redo your previous moves, and the HINT button will give you several options to continue moving forward.

    Use the HINT and UNDO buttons at the top of the screen if you get stuck at any point. There is no limit to the number of times you can receive help. Depending on your needs, the UNDO button gives you a chance to redo your previous moves, and the HINT button will give you several options to continue moving forward.

The Challenge

Organize 2 decks of cards on the Tableau in alternating colors AND a descending order.

King of the Solitaire

Light-Bulb Tip!

Make the right choice every time by using our HINT button to help you win.

Keyboard Shortcuts — Maximize Your Play Experience

Here is a list of easy-to-reach keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Apple computers. These shortcuts are a perfect guide for your sticky fingers!

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

Perfect Your Strategic Thinking Skills One Tiny Challenge at a Time

As you play Turn-One (Double Face-Up) Solitaire, you will polish your mind and generate new thought patterns. Apply your new thinking skills to everyday challenges and feel the stress melt away.

Winning Tips and Quirky Tricks

  • Your Tableau Comes First

    A useful trick is to first play the cards you have on the Tableau before dipping into the Stockpile options. Move the cards in the Tableau to the Foundation if you have cards that would fill it.

  • Move Your Aces First

    Moving your Aces to the Foundation as soon as possible is important. The Aces in the Foundation will give you a clear idea of the suits you can build first. Keep looking out to free any buried Aces. Once all your Aces are in the Foundation, you can continue playing with ease.

  • Remember Your Kings

    The 8 Kings are very crucial. If you have two black Kings that you are currently building, keep an eye out for a red King to give yourself more options.

  • Empty Columns as Soon as Possible

    Focus on emptying as many Tableau columns as possible, and move your partial suits with Kings to them. If you empty a column before you have a King, flip through the Stockpile to find a King.

  • Did you know?

    Solitaire is easy to learn if you understand the concept of suits and what cards are available in a deck.

  • Fun Fact!

    There is a unique Solitaire game called “Tableau,” which is different from the Tableau term used in Solitaire.

  • Did you know?

    Studies show that Solitaire can help prevent dementia!

  • Fun Fact!

    Playing Solitaire can help improve your cognitive abilities and memory.

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