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Turn 1 (Triple) Solitaire

A Quick Guide

  • Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire requires 3 decks of cards to play.

    Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire requires 3 decks of cards to play.

  • The 156 cards used in this game are split between the Tableau columns (91 cards) and the Stockpile (65 cards).

    The 156 cards used in this game are split between the Tableau columns (91 cards) and the Stockpile (65 cards).

  • Stack the Tableau in alternating colors and a descending sequence.

    Stack the Tableau in alternating colors and a descending sequence.

  • There are 12 Foundation cells in this game, 3 of each suit.

    There are 12 Foundation cells in this game, 3 of each suit.

  • Stack the Foundation piles in ascending order.

    Stack the Foundation piles in ascending order.

An Extra Dose of Challenge with Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire

If you find yourself feeling a bit bored with the simple Solitaire version with a single deck of cards, try switching things up with a triple Solitaire variant. This game will present an exhilarating challenge and push the boundaries of your cognitive skills. Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire is a perfect example of a tough and challenging game that applies the familiar rules of traditional Solitaire. Move all the cards to the Foundation in this game, and the sense of accomplishment you feel is fantastic.

Playing with a single deck of cards is usually for budding Solitaire players. If you consistently complete a game of simple one-deck Solitaire in under five minutes, it's time for a change. While you can try the One-Turn (Double) Solitaire, the Triple version will give you an even more satisfying mental workout.

This Solitaire version can be confusing if you don’t spend time understanding the game’s dynamics before playing. But in the end, when you win the game, it feels worth your every effort. If you’re looking for a game at a super-hard level that will leave you basking in victory, try your hand at this triple-deck Solitaire version.

Think you can handle the challenge? We’re ready when you are!

Playing Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire — The Layout

The first step to mastering any game is to begin by examining the presented challenge. The layout for Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire is only a smidge different from the Double version. This game has more cards, which means more Tableau columns and a lot more Stockpile cards. A total of 156 cards come into play in this game.

  • 1.The Tableau

    Use three decks of cards to play this version. The Tableau has 13 columns consisting of 91 cards. All cards are face-down except for the top card, which faces up. The first column has one card, the second has two cards, and so on. The thirteenth column has 13 cards.

    The Tableau
  • 2.The Stockpile

    The Stockpile consists of 65 cards stacked together and facing down. When you access the Stockpile, one card turns face-up and is available for you to use from the Wastepile. The more single cards you draw from the Stockpile, the more they accumulate in the Wastepile.

    The Stockpile
  • 3.The Waste Pile

    The Wastepile fills as you access the Stockpile. When you use a card from the Wastepile, the previously displayed card becomes ready for use. If you want a fresh card, you can click on the Stockpile to continue stacking the Wastepile. If there are no more cards available in the Stockpile, click the refresh sign in the empty Stockpile area. Any remaining Wastepile cards will go back to the Stockpile and will be ready to use again.

    The Waste Pile
  • 4.The Foundation

    Build 12 Foundations from all four suits in each of the three decks. Organize the Foundation piles in ascending order from Ace to King. Because you’re playing with three decks of cards, you will have three of each suit to build in the Foundation. You can move a buried card from the Foundation if you can find space in the Tableau for the cards above it.

    The Foundation

Tackle Three Decks and Crown Your Inner Champion

With 12 suits to build, Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire gives you the ultimate challenge. Get ready for a brain tease!

King of the Solitaire

Learn to Win This Mother of All Challenges

  • 1.Begin organizing cards in the Tableau in descending order, starting from the King and going down to the Ace. The main rule to remember is to organize the Tableau in alternating colors only. The Tableau columns also require a descending order or sequencing. Move face-up cards between columns to reveal the buried face-down cards. What if you empty a column? Fill it with a King and continue building sequences.

    Begin organizing cards in the Tableau in descending order, starting from the King and going down to the Ace. The main rule to remember is to organize the Tableau in alternating colors only. The Tableau columns also require a descending order or sequencing. Move face-up cards between columns to reveal the buried face-down cards. What if you empty a column? Fill it with a King and continue building sequences.
  • 2.Stack the Foundation in an ascending sequence of cards in ordered suits. You will have three of each suit for a total of 12 suits to organize. Move cards to the Foundation by clicking them in the Tableau or the Wastepile. You can remove cards from the Foundation to use in the Tableau, provided there’s a place for them.

    Stack the Foundation in an ascending sequence of cards in ordered suits. You will have three of each suit for a total of 12 suits to organize. Move cards to the Foundation by clicking them in the Tableau or the Wastepile. You can remove cards from the Foundation to use in the Tableau, provided there’s a place for them.
  • 3.In Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire, the Stockpile releases only one card at a time to the Wastepile. Your Stockpile options are a trove of treasures to help you progress in building suits and Tableau piles. The Stockpile is only a placeholder for the cards. Using the cards is possible only once they’re turned face-up on the Wastepile.

    In Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire, the Stockpile releases only one card at a time to the Wastepile. Your Stockpile options are a trove of treasures to help you progress in building suits and Tableau piles. The Stockpile is only a placeholder for the cards. Using the cards is possible only once they’re turned face-up on the Wastepile.
  • 4.Continue playing by organizing cards in the descending sequence in the Tableau and moving cards to the Foundation whenever possible. Refrain from insistently sending cards to the Foundation because doing so can block upcoming moves. If you’ve made a mistake with a move, click on the UNDO button to go back. Brain fog is common when playing this game, so if you find yourself getting stuck, use the HINT button to nudge you along.

    Continue playing by organizing cards in the descending sequence in the Tableau and moving cards to the Foundation whenever possible. Refrain from insistently sending cards to the Foundation because doing so can block upcoming moves. If you’ve made a mistake with a move, click on the UNDO button to go back. Brain fog is common when playing this game, so if you find yourself getting stuck, use the HINT button to nudge you along.

The Challenge

 Organize 3 decks of cards on the Tableau in alternating colors AND in descending order.

King of the Solitaire

Light-Bulb Tip!

Use the HINT button if you get disoriented with the huge number of cards and need a refreshing solution.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Gamers on Mac and Windows Computers

Take advantage of our easy-to-use keyboard shortcuts to play Solitaire games on Windows and Mac computers. These shortcuts will make your keyboard gaming experience that much more enjoyable.

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

Turn-One (Triple) Solitaire — An Extreme Solitaire Mission

Playing with three decks is complicated, yet it is very satisfying to win. Challenge yourself to a Solitaire puzzle like no other with this game.

Winning Tips and Quirky Tricks

  • Focus On Quickly Emptying Tableau Columns

    The faster you empty Tableau columns, the greater your chances become of moving Kings to them. Keeping a Tableau column empty and always anticipating a King from the Stockpile or a face-down card are smart strategies to remember.

  • Move Your Aces Quickly

    As soon as you find an Ace, move it to the Foundation column. Winning the game will require complete Foundations. The Ace is the least significant card on the Tableau. However, it is valuable in the Foundation. So move the Aces quickly.

  • Focus On the Large Columns First

    The columns from the right are the larger ones. These columns hold the most number of face-down cards that you should reveal. If you focus on emptying the large columns first, it will increase your chance of winning.

  • Give Equal Importance to the Foundation Suits

    Since you will have three of each suit, don’t focus on only building one or two. Give all the suits an equal fill when they sit in the Foundation. This strategy will help you unblock any tight spots in the future.

  • Did you know?

    Players typically win 1 in 3 games of this variant of Solitaire.

    1/3
  • Fun Fact!

    You can click on cards to move them to their respective positions if a move is possible.

  • Did you know?

    The HINT and UNDO buttons on our platform will make your play experience less stressful. 

  • Did you know?

    The minimum number of moves to win this variant of Solitaire is 156 — one for each card.  

    156

More Power to You!

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