- Golden Spider Solitaire
Golden Spider Solitaire game info
- Family: Spider Solitaire Games
- Decks: Two decks (104 cards)
- Game time: Long
- Chance of winning: Average (4 suits), high (2 suits), very high (1 suit)
There are 3 difficulties in Golden Spider Solitaire:
- Easy: Cards in one suit (spades)
- Medium: Cards in two suits (spades and hearts)
- Hard: Cards in four suits (spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds)
Make in-suit runs from King to Ace to clear them from the tableau. Do this eight times to win the game.
The first 4 tableau piles are dealt 6 cards, the last 6 columns are dealt 5 cards. Only the top card in a column is dealt face-up.
If you want to skip the game's deal animation and start playing immediately, you can do so by clicking the mouse button during the animation.
You can move the cards in the tableau to another pile if they are one lower in rank (e.g. a 9 on top of a 10). The suit of the cards doesn't matter for building, but it matters for moving cards around. You can only move a correctly ordered sequence of cards if they are from the same suit.
If you uncover a face-down card, it will be flipped around automatically.
Any card can be played to an empty tableau column.
When you are stuck, you can press the stock to deal one extra face-up card to each tableau pile. Unlike the regular spider solitaire rules, in Golden Spider Solitaire you can do this when there are empty columns. In the regular spider solitaire dealing extra cards from the stock is only allowed when there are no empty columns.
Before dealing cards from the stock, it can be helpful to press the hint button. It will indicate a possible move if there is any. Note that the indicated moves are not guaranteed to lead to a solution, but it can still be helpful to use this feature to see if you missed anything.
There is no score in this solitaire game, but if you want you can keep track of your best time and least amount of moves to finish a game.
The game is played using the mouse. Click and drag cards using the left mouse button.