Also Known As: Whitehead
Alaska Solitaire is very similar to Klondike Solitaire. The main difference is that cards sequences are built with one color, rather than alternating colors
Since programming Alaska we discovered that the solitaire book we used is incorrect. Our version of Alaska is usually called "Whitehead". You can play the correct version of Alaska by playing Russian Solitaire
The aim of Alaska Solitaire is to build ascending suit sequences, in the foundation zone.
How to Play:
The opening tableau has:
- 7 manoeuvre stacks, of increasing length
- 4 foundation stacks, and
- the talon.
In the manoeuvre zone, form descending sequences of the same color. Multiple cards forming a run can be moved at once.
At any time, flip cards from the talon. Where possible, move these cards into the manoeuvre zone, or directly into the foundation zone. If, during the course of play, a manoeuvre stack becomes empty, any card can be moved onto it.
You may cycle through the talon an unlimited number of times.
Differences to Klondike
There are 3 differences between Alaska and Klondike...
1- In Alaska suit sequences are built with the same color. In Klondike, the colors alternate.
2- In Alaska any card can be moved into an empty column. In Klondike it must be a king.
3- In Alaska, all the cards are visible in the tableau. In Klondike, some of the cards are covered.
Suppose that the initial deal looks like this:
The following moves are possible:
- Ace of Spades (and then the 2 of Spades) can be moved immediately to the foundation.
- 10 of Diamonds onto the Jack of Diamonds.
- 3 of Hearts onto the 4 of Diamonds.
Doing all these moves would lead to here...
You could now move the 9 of spades onto the 10 of spades, and then the 10 of spades onto the Jack of Clubs, to free the Ace of Hearts.