The Spider Solitaire game has come a long way and made its way to your mobile phones. Solitaire card games came pre-installed on every Microsoft Windows PC in order to get people acquainted with the use of a mouse back in the day. It is a popular two-deck solitaire game that everyone must have played at least once at social gatherings, or on any gaming website. The game originally uses two 52 cards decks (a total of 104 cards), with each deck containing one suit, two suits, or four suits, based on the difficulty level. The objective of the game is to form a set of 13 cards of the same suit in ascending order from Ace to King, on top of a pile. On MPL, the game is played in 1v1 game mode.
Does this card puzzle sound difficult or confusing? If you are a spider solitaire beginner, we have simplified the game for you below. Continue scrolling to know all about how to play spider solitaire online on MPL, the rules, and much more.
How does Spider Solitaire work?
While the original game can be a little complex owing to the two decks of 52 cards and different numbers of suits involved, you will find playing spider solitaire easy on MPL due to the short game sessions. The platform uses only one single pile of the deck and only one of the suits (Spades). Each battle is fast-paced as it contains a timer. Here's everything you need to know about the working of the game:
The board on your screen consists of three parts:
The Tableau: The tableau is the part where each player arranges and displays the cards. The tableau usually consists of 10 piles, but in this RMG version, there will be only 4 piles of 5 face-up cards. Another face-down card is added to a single column of cards after which 5 face-up cards are dealt.
The Stockpile: The stockpile consists of the remaining 25 cards kept in a group of 5. While interacting with this pile, the players are dealt the furthermost group of card face-up in all the piles on the tableau.
Foundation Pile: The discard pile consists of cards that have been discarded or removed by the player. You cannot interact with this pile on the board.
With relatively easier gameplay, your goal within the game is to form stacks of cards in the tableau columns in descending order from K to A. Each suit sequence should be as follows - K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A. When you make a set in this order, that set is automatically removed to form one of the foundations. When all the cards have been formed into the K to A suit sequence and submitted to the foundation/discard pile, you win the game.
Spider Solitaire Game Rules
The battle starts once 27 cards are dealt in the tableau for each player.
The player can move the top card from one tableau column to another if it forms a descending sequence. For instance, if a column has K♠ and the other has Q♠, the player can move the Q♠ to the K♠ column.
This way, a group of descending sequence cards can also be moved together to another column in the tableau.
When a player completes a descending sequence from King to Ace in the tableau, the set is automatically transferred to the discard pile.
You can fill the empty columns with any card or group of cards in a descending sequence.
When a player cannot make any more constructive moves in the tableau, the player can click on the stockpile, which deals a new row of 5 cards.
The first player to finish the game before the timer wins the match.
If no player completes the match within that time, the player with higher points wins.
If you want to increase your points and defeat your opponent, you should know how the scoring works in this fun card game.
Turning over a face-down card
Successfully form a complete sequence from King to Ace
Every second of elapsed time
Every time a Hint button is used
Every time Undo button is used
How to play Spider Solitaire Online?
You can enjoy this entertainment-packed game on MPL in a few easy steps. Make sure you have downloaded the MPL app and have a stable internet connection.
Open the game and select a cash battle.
You will be matched with another player randomly to play a 1v1 battle.
Use a finger to move cards and drop them in the tableau from one column to another to form a descending sequence.
If you are stuck in the game, you can also use the Hint Button that suggests the next possible move.
You can undo your last move using the Undo Button.
If you cannot make any more moves with the current card layout in the tableau, click on the stockpile to get 5 more cards.
Try to move cards and form a group of cards in a descending order from King to Ace to be able to discard the cards.
Try to finish the game within the timer and aim for a higher score to increase your chances of winning the match.
Types of Spider Solitaire games
Being a popular card game, you can find numerous Spider variants online. For instance, some of them are Spider two Suit, Spider one Suit, Gigantic Spider, and more. Usually, most of the variants use 2 decks of cards with different numbers of suits. The difficulty level also varies in different versions. MPL offers the Spider 1 suit variant where only 1 deck of cards is used with only 1 suit (Spades), making it easy to play.
Why play Spider Solitaire on MPL?
Playing Spider Solitaire on MPL is hassle free and seamless. You can play the game of your choice anytime, without any trouble. Below are the reasons why players love MPL:
Safe and Secure
24x7 Customer Support
Best-in-class gaming experience
Free Practice Games
Zero Wait Time
How to Download Spider Solitaire from MPL?
The MPL gaming app is free and supported on iOS devices. To play Spider Solitare, you can download the MPL app directly from the Apple App Store.
Once downloaded, install the app.
Once the app is installed, register via email ID or log in using your Facebook, Google, or Apple account.
Select the Spider Solitare game.
And here you are, ready to explore and play Spider Solitare on the MPL app.
Like every other ancient game, the correct origin of the game is unknown. Some people believe it originated in France, while others believe Germany or Scandinavia to be the place of origin. Solitaire Spider originated in 1947 and got its name from the eight legs of a spider that imply the eight piles on the board.
Can I win real cash from Spider Solitaire on MPL?
Most definitely! You can play this game on MPL and win real money when you win a battle. You can also instantly withdraw the winning amount from the wallet.
While the game is available in the various US States, the following states don't permit cash games - WA, MD, MI, NV, LA, AZ, AR, CT, DL, MT, SC, SD, TN, GA, ME and IN.
If you are from any of these states, you can still enjoy this game through the free practice games on MPL.
Can every game of Spider Solitaire be solved?
With every game having a timer , it's likely that you may not be able to solve or finish the match. While you may be able to finish the match before your opponent and win, you can also win if you have a higher score and both you and your opponent don't finish the game within the time limit.