SpiderSC – Agnes Smith

Spider is solitaire game that has very popular.
Card Layout
The game is played with two packs of playing cards. After thoroughly shuffling both decks together, 4 rows of 10 face down cards are dealt to form the tableau columns. 4 more cards are dealt face down to the 4 leftmost columns and then a face up card is dealt to the end of each column. The remaining cards are placed face down to form the stock.

Spider is usually played with two standard decks of playing cards, but the game is very difficult that way. Spider One Suit and Two Suit game variations exist that still use 104 cards, but only use the Spades in the one suit game and Spades and Hearts in the two suit game. Extra packs of cards are required to make up the numbers. This makes Spider considerably easier.

The object of the game is to build cards of descending suit sequence from King to Ace. e.g. K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A within the tableau columns. When such a sequence has been formed, it is automatically removed to one of the 8 foundations. When all 104 cards have been played to the foundations as eight separate King to Ace sequences then the game is won.