How To Play Spider Solitaire

Spider solitaire is one of the most common games on the internet. However, you can also choose to play it with real playing cards. The spider solitaire games appear in levels with each level being more complex from its lower counterpart. These levels are one suit, two suits, three suits, and four suits. In this article, we are going to discuss how to play the primary level (1 suit level). For the one suit level, you require two packs of playing cards or install the game into your device.

How To Play Spider Solitaire

  1. Remove the jokers and Shuffle the two stack of cards (assume they are of one suit)
  2. Arrange the cards in 10 columns with the first six columns having five cards and the last for having four cards each (all cards should face downwards).
  3. Add a card to each column (facing upwards) and put the remaining stack separate to act as the stock-pack. (Steps 1, 2, 3 are done automatically in installed games)
  4. To play move a card that is facing upwards and place it on the next high value card i.e. A to 2, 5 to 6 etc. (make sure not to completely hide the cards so that you can view your move) when you reveal a card in any row, make it face upward too (an installed game does this automatically). You can also move a stack of cards that follow each other, e.g., 2, 3, 4, 8,9,10, A, 2, 3, etc
  5. The game aims to arrange the card is a descending order K, Q, J,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, A
  6. If you succeed in organizing the cards in 5 above, put the stack aside. If you run out of moves, get random ten cards from the stock-pack and place them on each column facing upwards. (You cannot get cards from the stock-pack if you have an empty column)
  7. You win the game when you succeed arrange all the 8 set of cards in descending order. However, you lose when you exhaust the stock cards and no more possible moves.