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Double Scorpion is a Spider-type game where the goal is to order all four suits of one deck from King to Ace in the tableau. It is a two-deck version of the Scorpion game. Other similar games in Solitaire Plus include Scorpion II.

 

Double Scorpion Layout

 

Layout

 

A tableau of 104 cards in ten piles. Ten cards are dealt to each pile, with the remaining four cards dealt to the four leftmost tableau piles.
The first four cards of the five leftmost tableau piles are face down (hidden), the remaining are face up (exposed).

 

Play

 

Any exposed card, regardless of its position in the tableau, may be built in descending suit sequence on the top card of another pile.
Whenever the exposed cards of a pile are cleared away, the next hidden card is exposed and becomes available for play.
A space made by clearing away an entire pile may be filled by only a King (plus the cards, if any, covering the King).

 

To Win

 

Order the thirteen cards of each suit, from King to Ace, in descending suit sequence in the tableau.

 

Tips: Work to expose the hidden cards in the tableau as soon as possible. Attempt to keep a couple of tableau spaces empty during early play to accept Kings when exposed.

 

Scoring: One point for each card in descending suit sequence in the tableau. Maximum score is 104.

 

Chance of Winning: 3 in 5 games.