Spider Solitaire: Play free spider online card games

Go ahead and play this classic Spider Solitaire card game. It’s available online and it’s free. It’s a modernized and fresh take, on a classic card game. It’s available both online and offline. You can download Spider Solitaire for Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, iOS or Android.

If you love the Microsoft Spider version, you’ll love this game. We’ve taken the classic gameplay you know from Microsoft and created a beautiful and updated version.

This version of Spider includes unlimited free games, undo’s and also hints. You can toggle sound, set autoplay, 1 suit, 2 suits and 4 suits under settings, along with many more settings.

If you haven’t played Solitaire before or you’ve forgotten how to play Spider, then you can read up on the Spider Solitaire rules. If you still don’t know whether this Solitaire game is right for, you should take a look at all its features or check out how this game compare to other Spider card games out there.

We hope you’ll appreciate this free online Solitaire card game, also known as Gigantic Spider, Relaxed Spider or Spiderette. In case you do enjoy it, you should try out some of our other games Solitaire and Freecell Solitaire.

Free download of Spider

You can download this Spider card game to your Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, Android or iOS. Have Spider Solitaire ready whenever you want to play it and download below.

Spider Solitaire rules: Learn how to play online Spider

The setup:

Spider is played with two full decks. So 104 cards all together. When starting a new game, 54 cards are divided between 10 tableaus. The first 4 tableays have 5 cards each and the remaining tableaus have 5 cards each. The top card of each tableau is turned face up, while the rest remain face down. The remaining 50 cards are placed in the stock at the top left of the screen.

Moves:

You can always move a card to a card of higher rank. If for example, you have a 7 of clubs, you can place it on an 8 of clubs, or an 8 of hears, diamonds or spades. So you can place cards on top of other cards of different suits. The objective of the game is to create runs of cards in the same suit, ranging from ace to king. Once you have a whole run of cards, it will be removed from the table. This only happens if the run of cards is in the same suit.

If cards in a run is of the same suit, you can move them all at the same time. For example, if you have 8 of spades through 6 of spades, you can click and move all of them together onto a 9 of any suit. If however, you have an 8 of clubs, 7 of diamons and 6 of something else, then you can't move them together. Then you'll have to move them one by one.

If you have an empty tableay, then you can move any card or partial run to that empty space.

Stock:

When you have no more moves you can make on the tableau, then you can click on the stock in the top left corner. That will move 10 cards from the stock down to the tableaus, placing 1 card on each tableau. We don't recommend doing this before you're completely sure there are no moves left though.

Difficulty:

Spider can be played in different difficulties. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. In beginner mode, you only have 1 suit (spades). In intermediate mode, you have 2 suits (spades and hearts). In advanced mode you have all 4 suits. In all the modes, you always have 104 cards.

Time & scoring:

The game measures the time and moves it takes to complete the game. If you have scoring on, you start with 500 points. For each move you make, 1 point is subtracted. For each run of cards that are removed from the table, you are awarded 100 points.

In case you’re looking for a more detailed explanation of the Spider Solitaire rules, we can recommend following YouTube video.

Spider Solitaire history: From offline Spider to online Microsoft Solitaire

Spider is a game that has been around for a very long time. The earliest references we have on print date all the way back to 1746. The game we know as Spider today has most likely been developed around the end of the 18th century.

Some people think that Spider arose as a way of telling peoples fortune in Europe in the Baltic area. Spider Solitaire became popular on the European continent as a way of fortune telling. In Scandinavian countries, solitaire is also known as "Cabale", which is related to cabal, an alternative interpretation of the old testament.

We know a game called Patience, which originated in England around the same time as solitaire. Some of the first mentions we have of solitaire in English literature, has French references, which makes a lot of people think that the game originated in France.

These days, people use the names Solitaire and Patience interchangeably, but in the beginning they where widely different games.

During the industrial revolution, Spider Solitaire saw a massive spike in popularity. A lot of new forms of solitaire was developed in that period. Spider was one of them. Other games where Classic Solitaire, Freecell Solitaire and even Russian Solitaire became very popular.

Not many years ago, to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Microsoft Solitaire, Microsoft hosted a world championship in solitaire.

These days, you don’t even need to download the game. You can play it online. So go ahead, start a new game and have fun.

Spider solitaire review

The greatest Spider I've played. It even works on my iPhone!

Tammy Mclain

Solitaire spider rating

Unlimited free games and undo's. The best Spider Solitaire I've played.

Alex Kindle

Features: A Spider game packed with lots of features

This is the most feature rich version of Spider Solitaire available online today. You can choose between 1 suit, 2 suits and 4 suits in this Spider game. Toggle sound and a lot more under settings. In case you want to play the game offline, you have the option to download the app.

This game contains a few hotkeys. Use them to get a faster game. You can press [N] to start a new game. The key [H] shows you a hint and [U] undo’s your move.

Unlimited free game plays

Free games

Get unlimited game plays. Whether you play the online or offline version, you’ll always get unlimited games.

Autoplay

Autoplay

You can choose to autoplay only when obvious or when won. Of course you can also turn it off completely.

Hints

Hints

If you’re stuck, you can click the hint button. The game will then suggest you a move.

iOS, iPad and Widescreen ready

iPad, iOS and big monitors

The game is optimized for a lot of sizes. Whether you’re on a mobile or a big monitor, it’ll work.

Beautiful design

Elegant design

We’ve done a lot to create an amazing design. We’ve even made custom cards for mobile and desktop.

Retina ready

Ready for retina displays

We’ve optimized the game for retina, so playing on iOS, iPad or Mac will always work perfectly.

Hotkey controls

Control game with hotkeys

If you play a lot of Solitaire Spider, you should try out the hotkeys.

Lots of settings

Settings galore

You can control sound, auto-move, deck and everything else under settings.

Unlimited undos

Endless undo’s

You can always undo your moves. With unlimited undo’s you’ll never fear a wrong move.

Download game for offline play

Download for offline play

In case you want to play offline, you can download the game here.

Compare Solitaire Spider games: See how we compare to other Spider card games

We think that we’ve made the best Solitaire game available online today. If you’re in doubt, you can see how we compare to other online solitaire card games. If you see any missing features in our version, that other versions of the game has, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Did you ever speculate how our Spider Solitaire game compares to AARP games or .io games? Below you have a chance to find out. The most popular solitaire card games out there is 247 games, MSN free games and World of Solitaire, but even those games don’t stack up to Solitaire.

Mobile friendlyTablet friendlyDownload availableModern designLots of options
Solitaire Game CenterYesYesYesYesYes
SP GamesNoNoNoNoNo
AARP GamesNoNoNoNoNo
MobilitywareNoNoNoNoNo
Greenfelt FreecellNoNoNoNoNo
MSN Free GamesNoNoNoNoNo
SolitrNoNoNoNoNo
World of SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
Churchill SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
Cardgames.ioNoNoNoNoNo
Microsoft Solitaire CollectionNoNoNoNoNo
Fairway SolitaireNoNoNoNoNo
247 GamesNoNoNoNoNo
.io GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Candystand GamesNoNoNoNoNo
24/7 GamesNoNoNoNoNo
Freecell 123NoNoNoNoNo
Review

It looks perfect on my MacBook Retina. Works perfect as well.

Tania Casler

Review

This is the litaire I've been waiting for.

Brittanie Riojas

Solitaire card games: Play one of our other free online solitaire card games

We have more than just Spider Solitaire on this site. If you’re tired of playing Spider, you should try to play some of our other solitaire games. If we haven’t made your favorite solitaire game yet, please let us know.

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Freecell Solitaire

People consider this to be one of the more balanced versions of the solitaire games out there. Contrary to many other solitaire card games, almost all the games can be won. This makes playing the game, in a lot of peoples eyes, a lot more relaxing experience.

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