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Spider Solitaire

The classic game of Spider is played with two decks (104 cards). This version is played with a single suit (spades). Its name is derived from the eight stacks you build representing the spiders legs.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very High

Win about 9 in 10 games (90%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of luck is involved.

How to Play Spider

Game Objective

Remove all the cards, leaving none in the stock or tableaus.

Tableau Rules

  • There are ten tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by rank regardless of suit. Complete sequences of the same suit starting with a King and ending with an Ace are automatically removed.
  • For example the Q♠ may move onto the K♠. Starting with the Q♠ the following sequence can build on top J♠ 10♠ 9♠ 8♠.
  • Sequences of cards built down by the same suit can move together as a group.

Stock Rules

  • The stock deals one card face up to each of the tableaus when tapped. Every tableau must have at least one card before dealing from the stock.

Strategy & Tips

  1. Focus on making moves that uncover the face-down cards.