Spiderette solitaire is a kind of hybrid of the typical version of solitaire, known as Klondike, and the game of Spider solitaire. Find out how to play solitaire with the layout of Klondike and the rules of Spider solitaire with help from an experience card game player in this free video on spiderette solitaire.
Let's talk about Spiderette Solitaire. Now Spiderette what it is, is it's like a hybrid of the typical solitaire game Klondike and the very difficult version of solitaire called Spider. So you've got the layout of Klondike or what most people call solitaire and you've got the rules of Spider. So the way that that works is I deal out a Klondike solitaire board. And I'm going to do it from your perspective. Go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. With the one on the left being face up. And then I need to go face up here and fill out the board, also known as the tableau until I have seven piles. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. And the card, each pile is progressively longer and the card at the end of the pile is face up. And so here's how the game is played. Right now it looks like solitaire or Klondike right? Well we're going to play the rules of the version of solitaire called Spider. And what that means is the way in which the layout is not like Klondike is we don't have a waste pile. So the first thing we're going to do is we're going to see what cards can be placed on what based upon a descending order on the tableau down from king down to ace. And so I've got this king right here, I'm going to look for a queen. There are no queens. Important in the Spider rules is that you don't have to worry about suit or color when you're moving one card. When you're moving a sequence of cards they all have to be the same suit. Here I can move this ten to this jack, it doesn't matter what suit either one is. And then I'm going to turn over this card on the tableau and look for other possible plays I can make. Since I'm not worried about color or suit I can move this red four onto this red five. And then I can move this red three onto the red four. The way that suit comes into play is that these are diamonds and the five is a heart. So if I have the opportunity later to move this sequence onto another card I can only move the suited cards, the four and the three. I cannot bring the five with it because it's a heart and the other two cards are diamonds. That's where suit comes into play with Spider rules. And Spiderette uses Spider rules with the Klondike board. Okay so we've got this eight that came up, I can move this seven onto it. And now here's an ace but I can't move the ace up to one of the four foundations, like in Klondike you have four foundations where you can place an ace; one, two, three, four. But this is Spider rules so I can't move this up until I have a full sequence from king, queen, jack on down to ace. So lets look around. Do we have any more plays? At this time we do not. Another difference is that instead of moving, playing like this, you can play it like this, that would be more Klondike that it would be Spider. Or if you want to play true Spider rules you go like this. And now you have to figure out what moves where. Well this queen can go on this king. I've got no play for this ten. I can move this two over onto this three if I want to. If I want to be able to somehow use this four and this three instead of this four and this three. And lets see, this six moves here. I've exhausted all of my moves so now I have to deal out seven more cards. And there you go. The only way that I can move anything to the foundation is if on the tableau I get king through ace in a row, then I can go ace, deuce, three, four and so on until I get to the king. Like Spider, Spiderette is a difficult game to win. It's not quite as difficult as it's namesake Spider but if you want to make Spiderette easier try playing it with two suits so you would actually need two decks of cards and you would want to take the hearts and the spades from each one. Or if you want to play with one suit you would want to get four decks of cards and then take out the suit, the one suit that you want to play from each one. If you do that the game will be immensely easier, and if you're just getting into solitaire, a lot more fun.