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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. Other similar games in Solitaire Plus include Simple Simon, Scorpion II and Double Scorpion.

 

Scorpion Layout

 

Layout

 

A tableau of 49 cards in seven piles (seven cards per pile).
The first three cards of the four leftmost tableau piles are face down (hidden), the remaining are face up (exposed).
The remaining three cards are placed in the stock.

 

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).

 

Stock

 

Whenever desired, tap on the stock pile to deal the three stock cards face up to the three leftmost tableau piles.

 

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 one tableau space empty during early play to accept a King when exposed.

 

Scoring: One point for each card in descending suit sequence in the tableau. Maximum score is 52.

 

Chance of Winning: 1 in 10 games.