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Tarantula Solitaire

Tarantula uses two-decks (104 cards) and follows the same rules as the classic game of Spider (Four Suits) while permitting sequences of the same color to be moved. This makes it an easier version of Spider (Four Suits).

Odds of winning: High

Win about 7 in 10 games (70%).

Skill Level: Mostly Skill

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

How to Play Tarantula

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 10♠ may move onto the J♠, J♥, J♣ and J♦. Starting with the 10♥ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♠ 7♦ 6♣.
  • Sequences of cards built down by same color 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.