- Here, around half (54 cards) of the 104 cards in play are arranged in 10 columns. The top cards are always dealt face up.
- The Stock contains the 50 cards that have not yet been dealt. Each column in the tableau gets a new card whenever you tap on this stock.
- The Foundation will ultimately contain all 104 cards, sorted by colour and in order from King to Ace, arranged in 8 stacks.
- The aim of Spider is to move all cards from the tableau to the foundation. For this purpose, you must arrange all cards in the tableau in descending order in the same suit, from King to Ace. Once you have completed a sequence, it will automatically be moved to the foundation and you can start on the next sequence and so on until you have cleared the whole tableau.
How to play
- You can move a card up a pile if a lower ranking card is placed on.
You can only move groups of cards if they are the same and in descending order.
Cards that are face down in the open column must be turned over.
If you cannot make any moves then you can split ten cards.
Complete stakes can be removed in descending order from the game.
Rules of two solitaire games
Cards are split 50/50 into a single red and black suit.
You can move groups of cards if they are in descending order and are red or black.
Complete red or black stakes and in the order they can be removed from the game.
Rules of a matching solitaire
You can move any group of cards in descending order.
Any complete pile of cards can be removed from the game.
The standard version of the online spider tournament uses four suits, so you should learn the rules for this and master them.