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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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