Scorpion Solitaire

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Press the Scorpion play button in the game window to launch the game.

See below for a slider demonstration of a typical game.

Press ? button during the game for a brief reminder of key rules.

You can press the full screen button at the top of the game window this will reduce or expand the playing window.

If you are using a Mobile Phone then you should hold the phone on its side (landscape)

How to play Scorpion Solitaire

Scorpion Solitaire is best demonstrated by example.

The slider below takes you through a typical game of Scorpion Solitaire.

Move through the slides using the < and > symbols on the edge of your screen.

When you have finished you could try a real game?


Scorpion Solitaire Demonstration
Using a MOBILE PHONE? Please turn your phone on its side (landscape)
Scorpion Solitaire
Choose the level of difficulty - Easy is a good choice here!!
Cards are dealt
The object of the game is to clear all the cards off the table. You can move the cards so that they are in declining rank. When a full run is complete (King to Ace) it will be removed from the table. You can move any unordered run of cards so long as the TOP card (in the run to be moved) is one rank below the receiving column. For example, you could move the Jack in column 2 onto the Queen in column 7.
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The Jack (from column 4) has been moved below the Queen in column 7. So revealing a 9 in column 4. To win this game you will need to uncover the hidden cards AND build four complete runs (King to Ace). In this game you could move the 8 (in column 6) under the 9 (in column 4), then move the 5 (in column 3) under the 6 in column 6!
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There are a couple of things you could do here; you could move the 7 in column 7 under the 8 in column 4. This will provide an empty column for you to place the King which is now in column 4 OR.... You could move the 3 (in column 2) under the 4 (in column 1) and then move the 9 (in column 4) under the 10 (in column 2). Can you see any other moves?
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There are several things you could do now. You could simply move the 3 in (column 3) under the 4 in column 1. Or the 2 in column 1 under the 3 (in column 3). There are several other moves you could consider; You could move the Ace (in column 6) under the 2 (in column 5) then you could move the (higher) 10 in column 7 under the Jack in column 6. This would reveal a 6 which would enable you to move the 5 in column 4!
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All of the hidden cards have been revealed, but there is still work to do!! Click on the blue card above the columns. This will reveal the final 3 cards which you will need to finish. You now need to order the cards from King to Ace. Once you complete a run it will leave the table. The object is to find all 4 complete runs. (You will need to plan ahead)
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Scorpion Solitaire is a solitaire card game that is played using a standard deck of 52 cards. The objective of the game is to build four columns of cards in descending order from King to Ace in the same suit.

To set up the game, shuffle the deck of cards and deal seven column piles. The first four piles should contain three uncovered cards each, the remaining cards are dealt face up. So 7 columns containing 7 cards. With 3 left over (hidden)

This is all done for you by the program

This is a VERY DIFFICULT game. Even a single suit is challenging!!


How to move the cards

If you are playing on a Personal Computer then you left click (and hold down) while you drag the card to the new location. At the correct position you click to release the card

If you are playing on a Tablet or Chromebook then move the cursor over the card you wish to move. Click the touchpad and hold down with one finger while you drag the card with another finger to the new location. Click again to release the card

If you are playing on your phone then simply drag the cards with your finger.



The goal is to move all cards onto the foundation piles.

The cards will transfer to the foundation piles when you have a complete run from King to Ace.



You can move cards in the tableau according to the following rules:

  • Cards can only be moved if the receiving column is one higher and the SAME SUIT
  • A group of cards in ANY ORDER can be moved as a unit providing the top card is one lower than the receiving card – and the SAME SUIT
  • If a column becomes empty, you can move any leading King or King plus entourage to fill the space.

If you have no more moves available, you can deal the remaining three cards by clicking on them.



The game is won when all cards have been moved to the foundation piles in descending order from King to Ace for each suit.

Scorpion Solitaire is a challenging game, requiring strategic thinking and careful planning of your moves. It may take a few tries to achieve a successful completion

ok, enough talk, press the play button play button in the game window.

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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)
Great fun!100%
21 July 2023

Great game thanks


Scorpion Solitaire - background

Scorpion Solitaire is an intriguing variation of the classic solitaire card game that offers a unique and exciting challenge to players. In this article, we will explore the background, rules, and interesting facts about Scorpion Solitaire.

Origin and History:

The exact origin of Scorpion Solitaire is unclear, but it is believed to have been created and popularized during the early years of computer solitaire games. Like many other solitaire variants, Scorpion Solitaire gained prominence when it was included in various computer software packages and online gaming platforms.

Tips and Strategies:

Scorpion Solitaire requires careful planning and strategic decision-making. Here are a few tips to help you improve your chances of winning:

Focus on uncovering hidden cards: Try to prioritize moves that uncover face-down cards, as they provide you with more options and flexibility.
Empty tableau columns: Creating empty columns can be advantageous, as they allow you to move Kings or longer sequences, thereby opening up more possibilities for maneuvering cards.
Sequence building: Building descending sequences in alternating colors will help you create runs that can be moved together, freeing up valuable tableau space.

Interesting Facts:

Scorpion Solitaire is known for its challenging nature. Some deals may seem unsolvable at first glance, requiring careful analysis and planning to find the right sequence of moves.
Think about the end game. Where are you heading to. Most games fail because there is insufficient thought to where you want to end up. 

This game provides a refreshing twist to the gameplay experience.
Scorpion Solitaire is a popular choice for solitaire enthusiasts who enjoy a more complex and strategic card game.


Scorpion Solitaire is a very difficult game. With its strategic gameplay, it provides an engaging experience for players seeking a more intricate solitaire game. Whether you are a seasoned solitaire player or new to the genre, Scorpion Solitaire is definitely worth a try!

Or you could try another solitaire variant:

Classic solitaire

Spider solitaire

Freecell solitaire