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Original Solitaire

Game info: Spider type; 2 decks (104 cards); no redeal

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Difficult
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 30; 3.3%

Object of the game: To create on the tableau 8 suites of 13 cards in a descending suit sequence from King to Ace.

Solitaire Rules

  • At the beginning of the game, four cards are dealt to the first row on the tableau.


  • The foundations are not built directly.

  • The 8 piles are tableau and foundations at the same time and all building is on the tableau.

  • When a sequence (an entire suite of 13 cards) becomes exposed it is automatically moved to a foundation.

  • The game is won if all 8 sequences are discarded (when you discard the two decks in 8 sequences and nothing is on the tableau).

Tableau (Eight columns)

  • Build down regardless of suit (for example, a 5 can be played on a 6).

  • The top card of each column is available for play on another tableau column.

  • Cards of the same suit and in descending sequence may be moved as a unit to another column (groups of cards not of the same suit cannot be moved).

  • Nothing can be placed on an Ace (a King cannot move, except to an empty space).

  • Spaces may be filled with any available card or packed sequence.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • There is no redeal.

Waste (One pile)

  • The top card is available for play to the tableau.

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