Spiderette

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1 Deck.  Hard (15%).  Skill/luck balanced.

 

Object

To group all the cards in sets of 13 cards in sequence down in suit from King to Ace.

 

Layout

7 tableau piles - build down regardless of suit.  Groups of cards in sequence down in suit may be moved as a unit (see Rules option below).  A space can be filled by any card or legal group of cards. At the start of the game 1 card is dealt to the first pile, 2 cards to the 2nd, and so on.  The top card is face up.

 

stock (above the tableau) - Clicking deals 1 card to each tableau pile.  All empty spaces must be filled before a deal.

 

Options

Rules (Options menu) - choose between Regular Spiderette and Baby Spiderette (which allows groups of cards in sequence down regardless of suit to be moved as a unit).

 

Notes

Whenever a sequence of 13 cards down in suit from King to Ace is formed, it will automatically be removed from play.

 

Since pure Spiderette is fairly difficult to win, the program offers a rules option that is easier to win.  To change the rules, select "Rules" from the Options menu.  Baby Spiderette is considerably easier than regular Spiderette.  In Baby Spiderette, the tableau is the same as regular Spiderette, as are all the rules except one.  In Baby Spiderette, you are allowed to move a group of cards as a block if they are in sequence down regardless of suit.  In Spiderette, they must all be down in suit.  This makes it easier to move cards around, and easier to win the game.

 

Tips

Same suit sequences should be preferred even though building is down regardless of suit.  The object is to build down in suit sequences.

 

History

Spiderette is a cross between the popular games Klondike and Spider. The game Will o the Wisp is also closely related.  First known reference to Spiderette is in The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games in 1949.

 

Similar Games

Will o the Wisp

Spider

Klondike

Spidike