left border

The World's
Most Complete

Solitaire Collection


right border    

Spider Build and Play

Original Solitaire

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

  • Game time: Long
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Skill level: Skill
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 15; 6.7%

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


Onject of the Game

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


Solitaire Rules

Set Up

  • At the start of the game, the player will distribute all 44 cards of the bottom pile, one by one, to the 10 tableau columns. The cards should be distributed to maximize a game win.

  • The labels above each tableau column indicate how many cards must be added or remain to be added to each column. The first four columns must be formed with 5 cards each, the last six columns with 4 cards each.


  • The foundations are not built directly.

  • The 10 piles are both 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 the entire deck in all eight suites is discarded and nothing is left on the tableau.

Tableau (10 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, in whole or in part, 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 a empty space).

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


  • Click once on the stock to deal a new row of cards to the tableau.

  • There is no redeal.

Similar games

Game Rules Index  |  Previous solitaire  |  Next solitaire


Buy Now  -  Download Now  -  Solitaires List  -  Solitaire  -  News & RSS Feed
SolSuite Champions  -  Other Games  -  Contact Us  -  Privacy  -  Spider Solitaire

Copyright 1998-2023 TreeCardGames and its licensors. All rights reserved.