Rules Spider Solitaire
The goal is to remove all the cards from the game making the fewest possible moves.
To remove cards, you have to build descending runs (by rank) of the same suit, starting with the King and ending with the ace.
In the spider "medium" and "difficult", you can lay down runs in alternating red and black suits, but you
still need to construct complete runs the same suit to eliminate the cards.
The game is more difficult when played with more suits. P>
Spider Solitaire is played with two decks giving 104 cards, some suits are removed from play in the "easy" and "Medium" levels.
Ten stacks of cards are dealt the last card of each stack being turned face up.
The remaining cards are placed face down at the top left to form a 'stock' they are used to deal a new row onto the stacks if you reach an impasse.
To move a card, drag it from one stack to another. You can move cards according to the following rules:
- Runs must be built in descending numerical order - You can move the last card of any stack to a card numbered one higher (on the top of another stack).
- e.g. a '4' can be moved onto a '5'.
- You can move a 'running' portion of a stack as if it were a single a single card. Click on the highest card in the run to move it.
- You can move the top card of a stack to an empty stack.
Once you have created a complete run (king to ace), the cards are removed to the top of the screen.
If you are stuck and need to receive a new row of cards, click on the stock.
The allocation of points
Spider Solitaire points are awarded as follows:
- + 100 per full run (from king to ace)
- + 4 points for a run of 2 cards
- + 8 points for a run of 3 cards
- + 12 points for a run of 4 cards
- - 4 per card moved
- - 100 per undo