Spider Solitaire Free for Windows 8

A variation of the classic card game for Windows 8 devices

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  • Category Cards
  • Program license Free
  • Works under: Windows 10 / Windows 8
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Summit Data Corp

Pass the time with suped up Solitaire

Unless you get really stuck into the Vegas mode, normal Windows solitaire rapidly becomes boring as it becomes obvious that it is all to do with the luck of the deal rather than any skill on behalf of the player as to whether the game gets completed or not. Spider Solitaire changes the game by adding additional levels of complexity as well making sure that each and every level is winnable with the right strategy.

Gameplay

Straight away, Spider Solitaire looks move visually appealing that its more simplistic cousin. The cards bear a spider design and the layout looks much cleaner with more graphical depth. The basic aim is to get the 13 cards of one suit in order from king to ace stacked on top of each other. Once this happens, that whole set is removed. Once all the cards are gone, the game is won.

With each card, you have two options of how to play it. First, you can play normal solitaire rules and stack black on red or red on black in descending number order. Secondly, you can stack cards of the same suit on each other in descending number order. If there are no available moves, or you choose not to make any moves, you get dealt an extra card onto each of the 10 piles of cards. Once the pile has been exhausted and no further moves can be made, it's game over.

Strategy

The big thing to remember in spider solitaire is that you don't have to put a king on an empty spot as with the regular game. This gives you much more flexibility in how you move piles of cards around.

Adding cards from the stack is often a necessity to get the game moving again, but dealing early whilst there are still available moves can often help build up piles. Avoid doing it too regularly, however, as you'll end up with mountains of cards that you can't doing anything with.

Pros

  • Every game is winnable
  • 3 levels of difficulty help you set your own challenges
  • Lots of stats to track your progress

Cons

  • Longer game that regular solitaire
  • Frustrating to spend time on a game that you've messed up
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