Spider Solitaire

Spider Solitaire is one of the classic solitaire card games.

Solitaire Card Games

Solitaire games, also known as Patience in Britain, are card games for a single player. Does not exist a precise history of solitaires, but it is probable that solitaires are been born with the card games. 

The word solitaire is of french origin, and it means patience. It must but wait for the age of Napoleon (is said Napoleon to have played a lot of solitaire) to see a true development of the solitaire games

The first book on the argument comes printed in 1870. It was Illustrated Games of Patience by lady Adelaide Cadogan, containing 25 games, reprinted many times. In the U.S. mrs E.D. Cheney published the successive year the book Patience. 

The publishing house Dick & Fitzgerald in New York published in 1883 a series of books dedicated to solitaire games ("Dick's Games of Patience") and a second series was published in 1898. 

In the 1890's a great populariser of the game was Miss Whitemore Jones, whose 5 volumes on solitaires went reprint for thirty years.

Rules for Spider Solitaire

From: SolSuite Solitaire

Spider type; 2 decks; no redeal

Object of the game


Tableau (10 columns)


Similar Games for Spider Solitaire

The following games are similar to Spider Solitaire. They are all included in SolSuite Solitaire. Clicking a link will open the solitaire rules at SolSuite.com website.

(*) Original SolSuite Solitaire invented by the authors of SolSuite and therefore exclusive SolSuite solitaire. It is neither available in other solitaire collections nor is it included in any book of solitaire games.