Play Spider Solitaire

spidersolitaireSpider Solitaire is just one of many varieties of Solitaire. You’re probably more familiar with “Klondike,” or common Solitaire, but Spider has been growing in popularity since its free inclusion in the Windows operating system. If you’re looking for variety, you can play Spider with easy one suit, two suits which is a little trickier, or test your solitaire playing ability to the max with Four Suit Spider Solitaire. Look for Spider Solitaire and several other forms of Solitaire at Spider Solitaire Online.

A Demonstration of Spider Solitaire

How To Play Spider Solitaire

Card Layout Should Look Like This:

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What You’ll Need:

104 cards. This can be two full decks of cards for four suit Spider, the Spades and Hearts from 4 decks of cards for two suit Spider, or the Spades from 8 decks of cards for 1 suit Spider. You should have an equal number of Kings, Queens, Jacks, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and Aces.

Objective: Form eight descending sequences of cards from King to Ace. Each sequence should contain only one suit of cards. When each sequence is formed, it should be removed from the column it sits on and placed on one of the foundation columns.

Rules: All of the actual play takes place on the tableau columns. You can move any exposed card to another column if it forms a descending sequence, e.g., the 2 of hearts can be moved to the 3 of spades. You can move entire sequences of cards only if every card in the sequence is in the same suit, e.g., the 2, 3 and 4 of spades can be moved as a sequence but not the 2 Spades, 3 Hearts and 4 Spades. If you run out of plays, you can deal one card to each of the columns. This can only be done if there are cards on each of the columns. If you have empty columns, you may have to break up a sequence.

Klondike Solitaire Demonstrated

How To Play Klondike Solitaire

Klondike

What you’ll need: One full 52-card deck of cards with Jokers removed.

Objective: Fill the foundation columns with 4 single-suit sequences of cards, Ace to King.

How to Play: Shuffle the deck. Start dealing with one card face up, followed by six cards face down in separate columns. Continue dealing with one card face up on the second column on the left and cards face down on the remaining columns. Continue the sequence until you have seven columns with cards face up on each.

Start Play by moving any face-up Aces to your foundation columns and building your foundation sequences. You can also move cards to another column if it forms a descending sequence of alternating colors. For example, you can move a red Three to a black 4 or a black Queen to a red King. If you have an empty column, you can move a King or a descending sequence starting with King into the slot. Turn over any exposed face-down cards. When available moves have been exhausted, deal the top three cards on your stock pile face up without interrupting the order. The top card is always available for play, either to one of the descending sequences on your tableau columns or to one of the foundation columns. Continue play until you win or run out of available moves.

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