Rules for Double Scorpion


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.




  • 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).


  • 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.