Posts Tagged ‘stacks’

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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Classic Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The object of this card game is start from the Ace card and end with the King card while alternating between the red and black cards.   By double clicking the appropriate card you will start to stack the cards up in the empty slots above.  There are four slots that you will need to fill up. Once you have clicked on a card and sent it up to the open and available slot another card will take its place.  You can also click and drag one card to another within the stack as long as it follows with the guidelines of the game.  When you first start your game the screen will look like this:

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You are dealt seven cards horizontally with the card to the far left facing up you will want to find an Ace card to put up in the first empty slot.  The next card you want to find will have to be the opposite color and be a 2 card, following that card will be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, and then K.  You will still have the other stacks that you can use to hold cards while you search or what you need.  Try to find all the Ace cards first.   Once you have found a few Aces the screen will look like this:

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Once a column has been cleared you can click and drag a stack to an empty column.  It can only be a King card though.   If you are unable to make a move with the cards in the stacks you can flip a card from the stack in the upper left corner.  You will get 1 cards at a time.

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Continue to flip through the cards until you find a card you can use to build from the Aces.  Remember you may not find any cards you can use which means you can no longer continue with the game.  Once you start to stack the cards your screen should start to look like this:

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Once you start to start to uncover the cards you need your game will become easier to play.  Once you’ve found all the cards you need you will no longer get any cards from the deck to choose from and you’re pretty sure to win at this point.  But remember, you may need that one card that you are unable to get to!

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Now that you’ve used all the cards in your deck all you need to do is double click on the appropriate card and start stacking all the cards up in the columns in the upper right part of your screen:

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You WIN!

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Klondike Solitaire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Klondike Solitaire is very similar to classic solitaire.  The object of this game is to stack all the cards in the ascending order from Ace to King.  When you stack the cards they must be in opposite colors each time.

When you first start your game you want to try and find as many Ace cards as you can, usually the first one can be hard to find and sometimes it’s one of the first cards you see.

Once you find an ACE card you can double click it and it will be sent up to one of the 4 columns in the upper right hand corner:

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Once you find an Ace you can start building your stacks.  (Remember they have to be in opposite colors and ascending from the Ace card to the King card.)

You can start adding cards in each column as well, you can click and drag stacks to other columns as long as they are in the correct order and color.

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Even though you can stack some columns with the correct cards you may get stumped.  Sometimes there are no available moves left and you will have to restart your game.

You can also go through the deal stack in the upper left hand corner to try and find cards to use.

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When you have gathered most of the Aces and are able to add cards to the stacks in the upper right corner the game will become easier to win.

You will soon run out of cards from the deal stack and then piling your stacks up will be a breeze.

Once you have been dealt all the cards you can double click the cards and add them to the column in the upper right hand corner.  Make sure you click each card in the right order.

Once they are all added you have aced the game!