Play Spider Solitaire Online
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Play Spider Solitaire Online
Welcome to the Spider Palace! Here, you can play the legendary Solitaire variety online. Our game is free, available cross-platform, connecting people across the globe, and adds competition to this patience game!
Plenty of people rediscover the joy of playing cards with friends, family, and dedicated clubs. We want to give this joy a digital home, providing high-end online card games and thereby building a vivid player community.
We do not only offer Spider Solitaire. With a passion for detail, we worked on further popular card games: Check out our other patience games Klondike and Easthaven. Have a try at our trick-taking games Skat, Pinochle, Doppelkopf, and Sheepshead or go classic with Canasta, Rummy, or Mau-Mau. Our websites in English are collected at the Palace of Cards, but you can play any Spiele Palast game in English.
Focus, Relax, and Sort It!
Spider is a type of patience game. In contrast to the well known Klondike, Spider uses two decks of, traditionally French-suited, playing cards. Thus, the suits theoretically are Spades, Clubs, Hearts, and Diamonds. All 13 ranks – King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace – occur twice in each suit, resulting in 104 cards in total. In Spider, you can choose the cards to be in one suit only, in two suits or four suits.
To solve a game of Spider, you must use your attention, memory, and, you guessed it, patience. These traits make it a popular pastime and brain jogging. Traditionally, Spider is a one-player game.
The table is set up as follows: 54 cards are dealt to ten piles of cards in the middle of the table, the tableau. The first four piles contain six cards, and the other six piles contain five cards. The top card of each pile is revealed. The 50 remaining cards are used face down as the stock. During playing, you can distribute and reveal ten cards from the stock evenly to the tableau piles.
In a round of Spider, you move revealed cards from one tableau pile to the other, revealing the new top card of the first pile. This way, you sort the sequences bit by bit. The correct order is King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace. Once a sequence is complete, it will be moved to the foundation, the initially empty area above the tableau. In the end, there will be eight foundation piles.
Spider Online at the Palace
A relevant aspect that helped digital card games gain popularity was removing inconvenient tasks such as shuffling and dealing the cards as well as keeping track of and tallying the scores. Especially in Spider Solitaire, many cards are dealt and moved across the table repeatedly – many occasions for mistakes to happen. But a computer will reliably fulfill these tasks without getting bored.
At the Spider Palace, we use these advantages too. For example, a complete and correctly sorted sequence will be automatically placed on a foundation pile. To ensure fair play, we use an independently certified algorithm for optimal shuffling.
When developing Spider for the Palace, we wanted to preserve the quiet and the delightful pondering. Hence, you do not play against the clock here. Instead, you receive more points, the more effectively you solve a round. You can compare your performance to other players in our league system. Additionally, you get to compete directly with fellow players at the Palace! Up to four players can join one table. All players start each round with the same set-up. Collecting and losing points for their actions while sorting the sequences, their separate scores are determined. The player with the highest score wins!
Just get Started
Novices, advanced players, and Spider masters – everyone plays at the Spider Palace. You can find fellow players of any level round the clock. Our main motive is enthusiasm for playing cards. To spread it, we created the Palace as an accessible and comfortable way of playing Spider: With us, you get to play for free and cross-platform! This means we support pretty much any device and software environment you can imagine. Use what you prefer – PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone! Spider is available as:
- browser game
- Windows software
- via Facebook
- via Amazon
- iOS app
- Android app
Our useful features include, among others, automated search for fellow players and smooth switching between landscape and portrait mode for mobile devices. We also provide you with a broad choice of deck patterns.
To make sure everybody is enjoying their time at the Palace, we provide flexible privacy settings as well as monitoring of all games by our customer service team.
At the Spider Palace, you can play without registering. Many players choose to do so, especially during their first rounds. But once you stop by more often, you will quickly realize: It is most fun as a registered user.
Make it Yours
After gaining practice, consider setting up a registered account. You can choose a name, take part in our free league system, join clubs, and compete in tournaments. An account is crucial for saving your progress in the long run. A smartphone can get lost and with it the locally saved scores. The phone can be replaced, unlike your successful hours of playing.
Your account is accessible from different devices via your user name and password. It displays the same status everywhere, of course. This way, you could play Spider on your phone after work and continue the party on your laptop when reaching your home and sofa.
Simply Play Better: The Premium Membership
The longer and more intensively you play, the more an upgrade from the free account to the Premium membership makes sense!
If you enjoy playing with additional rules, you will especially benefit form the chance to set up your own tables with your favorite custom rules – 2 Suit, Relaxed, or Scorpion, among others – at your pleasure.
Of course, you can choose whether you want to play solo or set up a multiplayer game and if your table is public or not. As a Premium member, you get to select your fellow players and, if you wish, ignore individual players. Last but not least, you will receive additional Chips for consistent log-ins. Once you tried the Premium advantages, you will quickly appreciate them!
This concludes our introduction – welcome to the Spider Palace! Sign up and give it a try!