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Spider Solitaire – a winning strategy

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Author: Boris Sandberg Spider Solitaire is one of the most popular Solitaire card games in the world. It is often named Classic Solitaire game and “the King of all Solitaires”. Spider Solitaire is a lot of fun and has to be learned like any other game. At first glance, this challenging and time-consuming game seems to be too complicated. But spider Solitaire is a very easy game to play once you get the hang of it. Not every game of Spider Solitaire can be won, but you have a better chance of winning if you plan your strategy carefully. Below you will find some simple rules that can increase your chances of winning Spider Solitaire. 1. Build sequences of cards by following suit Whenever you have a choice, prefer builds in suite (“natural builds”). Natural build may be moved as a unit to be built elsewhere. This allows you to expose a hidden face down card, which you may now turn over, or expose an empty pile. 2. Try to expose hidden cards whenever possible Uncovering hidden cards leads to a new set of possible moves. Besides, it is a way to get empty pile. 3.Try to make empty piles as early as possible Move cards from tableaus that have fewer cards. Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards sequences into “natural” builds as far as possible. Move cards to empty spaces to turn over more cards. 4. Build on higher cards first Among the “out of suit” builds, start with those of highest rank. The reason for this is apparent. You can not move “out of suit” build as a unit to another pile. So this build is of no use except as a temporary storage for cards from other piles. If we start with low card, the build will be finished with an Ace very quickly and then it will be useless. Starting from higher cards allows us to get maximum advantage from it. 5. Get as many cards exposed and arranged in suit order as possible before dealing the next 10 cards from the stock Otherwise your chances of winning are significantly reduced. 6. As soon as you remove a suit, arrange the remaining cards into “natural builds” Use empty piles as temporary storage when rearranging cards. Spend some time practicing this strategy and soon you will find yourself beating Spider Solitaire faster and more often.

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Spider Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
The object of spider solitaire is to arrange all card suits in order.  The goal is to empty all the columns while adding more cards to each column.  Sometimes it feels like this game is unwinnable but if you keep at it you can ace it.  You want to ascend from King all the way to the Ace card.  When you start the game your screen will look like this:

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At this point you want to look through your stacks and see if you can start arranging the deck so you can empty a column.  You will see more than one of each card so this makes the game a little harder.  Once you find a card to move just click and drag it to the card you choose.  If it’s not the right card the game will throw the card back in to the deck and you’ll have to choose again.  Each time you click and drag a card the one underneath it will flip over showing a new card.  Once you get to the point where you can no longer make any moves click on the deck in the lower right hand corner.   Don’t be discouraged at this point, it seems that when the dealer’s deck throws up 10 more cards you’re at a loss but there is a way to win. Once you click the card pile which is face down it will send up another 10 cards that will cover all your existing cards.  You will then have to click and drag the cards to usable columns.  Sometimes this can’t be done because there are no cards in the columns that follow with the ascending pattern you need.  Once you get to this point you will need to click on the deck again to send another 10 cards up.    Once you start to clear full decks they will be moved to the lower left hand corner.  Continue to try and build your suits so you can clear your decks.  If you can’t make any more moves you’ll need to choose another card from the dealer’s deck and continue to build.  You have 8 decks to build in the bottom left corner.  If you empty a column, decide wisely if you want to use a Black King or a Red King depending on what cards you have available in the other decks.  Once you move that King there you cannot move it back. You can see those cards in the bottom left corner.

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After you start to build your decks and they are moved to the bottom of your screen, it becomes easier to play the game.  Once you start to build your decks remember that you can still hit a wall and have to restart your game.  You cannot deal cards from the deck if there are any empty columns either.  Not all games are solvable but if you play enough you’ll get the hang of it and you’ll come up with strategies that work for you.  Once you’ve cleared all the decks you’ve won!!

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