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Turn 3 (Double Face-Up) Solitaire

A Quick Guide

  • Turn-Three (Double Face-Up) Solitaire uses two decks of cards with the Tableau cards facing upwards.

    Turn-Three (Double Face-Up) Solitaire uses two decks of cards with the Tableau cards facing upwards.

  • The Tableau has 9 columns of 45 cards, the Foundation has 8 cells, and the Stockpile has 59 cards.

    The Tableau has 9 columns of 45 cards, the Foundation has 8 cells, and the Stockpile has 59 cards.

  • Arrange the Tableau in alternate colors and descending order.

    Arrange the Tableau in alternate colors and descending order.

  • Arrange the Foundation in ascending order and suits.

    Arrange the Foundation in ascending order and suits.

  • The Stockpile releases 3 cards at a time to play.

    The Stockpile releases 3 cards at a time to play.

Immerse Yourself in a Captivating Mission With Turn-Three (Double Face-Up) Solitaire

I started playing Solitaire with the basic face-up version involving a single deck of cards. However, boredom set in when I began breaking my record consecutively. I was ready for an upgrade. The Turn-Three (Double Face-up) is a mild level-up from the basic version and uses two decks of cards instead of one.

This 104-card game requires you to build 8 suits instead of four. Simple? Yes! For someone familiar with the basics, this game is a breeze. In fact, you can try this simple version even if you are a complete newbie to Solitaire, provided you like a challenge. Remember, If you find the game complex, you can always roll back to the easier, single-deck version.

Do you insist on challenging yourself? Use our Hint and Undo buttons as many times as you like to make the process easier. We built our platform to suit your aim! With our helpful features, you will soon master playing Turn-Three (Double Face-up).

Get ready to take the next step toward growing your challenge-hungry mind!

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

When you see the layout for Turn-3 (Double Face-Up) Solitaire, you will notice that all the cards face upwards. The charm of this game lies in its revealing layout. There is no need to worry about hidden cards within the Tableau except to figure out a strategy to organize them. The only big challenge you will face is the two decks of cards you will play with simultaneously.

  • 1.The Tableau

    The largest area you see on the board is the Tableau. The Tableau has 45 cards that lay across 9 columns. The number of cards in the columns is in ascending order. The first column has one card, the second has two, and so on. The ninth column has 9 cards. All the cards in this version of the game have all cards facing upwards in the Tableau.

    The Tableau
  • 2.The Stockpile

    Out of the 104 cards in this game, the remaining 59 cards, after laying the Tableau, go into the Stockpile. These cards are in one neatly stacked pile and face down. When you don't have any moves left on the Tableau and need a card to continue playing, reach into the Stockpile. Clicking on the Stockpile will reveal three cards at a time. However, only one card, the top one, is usable. You can memorize the other cards displayed from each Stockpile draw. This tactic will help you strategize your win.

    The Stockpile
  • 3.The Waste Pile

    The Wastepile is right next to the Stockpile. It is the placeholder for holding the cards you draw from the Stockpile. From the Wastepile, you can either use a drag-and-drop function to move cards around the Tableau or to the Foundation, or you can simply click. When you click on a card, the game enforces the rules, and the card will move to a suitable space in the game if there is one.

    The Waste Pile
  • 4.The Foundation

    There are 8 Foundation piles in this game, one for each suit from the two decks of cards in the game. You have to stack each cell with all cards in each suit to win. Use an ascending sequence to organize the Foundation cells. However, it is not mandatory to move all cards manually to the Foundation. If you organize the Tableau columns in order using all the cards in the game, the cards will move to the Foundation cells automatically in the end.

    The Foundation

Relax and Play A Mildly Challenging Solitaire Game With Face-Up Cards

There are several twists to the familiar traditional turn-three Solitaire game on our platform. With Turn-Three (Double Face-Up) Solitaire, we will both inspire and charm you!

King of the Solitaire

Level-Up Your Solitaire Skills At A Comfortable Pace

  • 1.Start by moving cards across the Tableau columns to form sequenced descending order piles from King to Ace. The advantage of this face-up variety is that you can see exactly what Tableau cards you are dealing with in the game. Use it to your advantage and re-organize as many columns as possible. Opening the Stockpile, just once, will help, too. You can also start moving cards to the Foundation cells. However, try not to move too many cards to the Foundation as yet.

    Start by moving cards across the Tableau columns to form sequenced descending order piles from King to Ace. The advantage of this face-up variety is that you can see exactly what Tableau cards you are dealing with in the game. Use it to your advantage and re-organize as many columns as possible. Opening the Stockpile, just once, will help, too. You can also start moving cards to the Foundation cells. However, try not to move too many cards to the Foundation as yet.
  • 2.When you move cards to the Foundation, ensure that they follow a descending sequence, i.e., Ace to King. Moving more than Aces and Twos to the Foundation may not work to your advantage in the long term. Evaluate your Tableau options before making any moves to the Foundation. However, if the board will work in your favor only if you move cards to the Foundation, simply clicking the relevant cards will move it.

    When you move cards to the Foundation, ensure that they follow a descending sequence, i.e., Ace to King. Moving more than Aces and Twos to the Foundation may not work to your advantage in the long term. Evaluate your Tableau options before making any moves to the Foundation. However, if the board will work in your favor only if you move cards to the Foundation, simply clicking the relevant cards will move it.
  • 3.The Stockpile is your mystery box of 59 surprise cards. Every time you click on the Stockpile, three cards will turn over onto the Wastepile for you to use. You can use all three cards if you have suitable slots for them in the Tableau, or you can continue looking through the Stockpile for the cards you need. Remember, you can only use the top card of the three drawn at a time.

    The Stockpile is your mystery box of 59 surprise cards. Every time you click on the Stockpile, three cards will turn over onto the Wastepile for you to use. You can use all three cards if you have suitable slots for them in the Tableau, or you can continue looking through the Stockpile for the cards you need. Remember, you can only use the top card of the three drawn at a time.
  • 4.Use our Hint and Undo buttons to help you when you are stuck. The Undo button will help you reverse any incorrect moves. Everyone needs a nudge at some point, and the Hint button does just that. Use it to show you all the legal moves possible when playing. You can then choose only the right move that will help your strategy.

    Use our Hint and Undo buttons to help you when you are stuck. The Undo button will help you reverse any incorrect moves. Everyone needs a nudge at some point, and the Hint button does just that. Use it to show you all the legal moves possible when playing. You can then choose only the right move that will help your strategy.

The Challenge

Organize 104 cards on the Tableau in alternating colors AND descending order. 

King of the Solitaire

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Use Our Keyboard Shortcuts To Play On Large Computer Screens

Our platform is accessible on both portable devices and large-screen computers. With our easy-to-use keyboard shortcuts, you won't even need a mouse to play! It’s that easy.

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

Welcome A Victory With A Subtle Turn 3 Solitaire Upgrade

Every Solitaire game is an opportunity to upgrade your skills, and we strive to give you tricky yet simple Solitaire level-ups.

We are cheering for you to become a cognitive skill superstar!

Winning Tips and Quirky Tricks

  • Know Your Kings

    Till you know you have near access to a King, don't empty a column. The color of the King you have will determine if the column is worth emptying or not.

  • Choose The Colors Wisely

    If you have an empty column, choose the right King to go in the spot. Choose the King depending on the color of the Queens and Jacks you have available on the Tableau first.

  • Even Out The Columns

    While it is exciting to find all the cards to complete a Tableau column, consider all the columns when playing. Focusing on only a single column narrows your choices when playing the others. Evenly spread out the cards across all your columns instead for a safe game.

  • Identify If The Game is Worth Your Time

    While winning every Solitaire game is a possibility, you can identify the games that you have a good chance of winning. A good layout has a good mix of alternating cards in alternating colors on the Tableau. It also has higher-value cards for you to start building.

  • Fun Fact!

    An Intern developed Microsoft Solitaire for the Windows OS and did not get paid for it.

  • Did you know?

    Every Solitaire game is winnable. All you need to do is practice being calm and patient when playing.

  • Fun Fact!

    The four suits of a deck of cards represent the four seasons of the modern calendar.

  • Did you know?

    The Kings, Queens, and Jacks in a deck of cards resemble actual historical figures in history.

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