The correct answer is to free up spaces as soon as possible. Although getting a 13 card sequence early on can be very helpful, freeing up at least two spaces will much more likely benefit the final outcome of the game. Once two spaces are freed up, the amount of possible moves increases exponentially. In fact, if three spaces can be freed up, the game can be won almost every time. Freeing up four spaces before the first deal almost guarantees a win. If you cannot free up a space before dealing the first set of cards to the layout, the game will almost always be lost.
The correct answer is 54. This number can be figured out rather easily with is no need to count every single card in the initial spider solitaire layout. Spider solitaire uses two decks of cards. Each deck contains 52 cards. This means that two decks contain 104 cards. During the course of game play, 10 cards are dealt out to each of the piles in the layout a total of five different times. This means that 50 cards are needed in the stockpile to do this. This means that simple math is all that is needed to figure out the amount of cards dealt to the initial layout in spider solitaire. Subtracting 50 from 104 gives you 54 cards in the initial layout.
The correct answer is five suit spider solitaire. Spider solitaire comes in four basic types. As the amount of suits increases, the game becomes increasingly difficult. The easiest version of spider solitaire uses just one suit. What this actually means is that cards can be moved in groups regardless of suit. This makes the game very easy and can be won almost every time. A somewhat more difficult version of spider solitaire uses two suits. In this version of spider, cards can only be moved in groups if they are of the same color. The most difficult four suit version of spider solitaire requires that groups of cards can be moved of the same suit only.
The correct answer is five times. The stock is the pile of cards left over after the initial spider solitaire layout is dealt. This pile contains 50 cards and is dealt out to the layout 10 cards at a time. This means that it is done five times in total. Dealing these cards out is what makes spider solitaire so challenging. This is because the cards end up covering all the neatly built sequences with random cards that need to be rearranged. This constant rearranging is critical for the outcome of the game and is why having empty spaces is so important. However, in spider solitaire you cannot deal out a new set of cards until all spaces are filled.
The correct answer is ten. Spider solitaire contains 10 piles that can be built on in descending sequence regardless of suit. Every card except for the top card is dealt face down. The piles are not all the same size. Since 54 cards are dealt out at the start, it would be impossible to keep them the same size. The first 50 cards are dealt evenly with five cards per pile, however, there will still be four cards left over. These are dealt to the first four piles. This means these first four piles will contain six cards and will make it more difficult to free a space beneath them. For this reason it is best to work with the right side of the layout to free up space early on.
The correct answer is eight. Since spider solitaire uses two decks of cards and there are four suits in each deck, the total number of 13 card one suit sequences that need to be created to win the game is eight. As each 13 card sequences created it is removed automatically from the layout. Creating a 13 card sequence early in the game is very helpful as this means there are less cards to rearrange during the game. This will increase your chances of winning. Spider solitaire can also be played with three or even four decks of cards. The three deck version of spider solitaire requires 12 sequences to be created. Four deck spider solitaire requires 16 sequences to be created.
The correct answer is Scorpion. Scorpion solitaire is similar to spider solitaire because they both involve creating 13 card sequences within the layout. Most other solitaire games require building to separate foundation piles. Klondike and Canfield Solitaire are also very similar to each other because they both involve building down in sequence and opposite colors and building up in sequence in suit to four separate foundation piles. Finally, pyramid solitaire is an entirely different type of solitaire game. Pyramid solitaire requires matching up two cards that equal 13 and removing them from the layout. Pyramid can often be figured out just by looking at the layout.
The correct answer is four suit spider solitaire. The reason for this is the fact that sequences of cards have to be built in the same suit before they can be moved from one pile to another as a group. The 13 card sequences also have to be built in the same suit before they can be removed from the layout. These restrictions make it much more difficult to move cards around the layout. This is why this version is so difficult to win. It is not impossible, however, as freeing up spaces as soon as possible will allow for many more possibilities for moving cards around the layout. Four suit spider solitaire can be won about half the time.
The correct answer is kings can be played on aces. This cannot be done in spider solitaire. Kings and aces mark the ends of a sequence of cards. A 13 card sequence runs from king to ace and must be built in suit. However, spaces can be filled with any card making an open space very important in the game. When there are more spaces available, this increases the amount of possible moves amongst the layout exponentially. The piles in the layout can be built down in any suit, however, in order to be able to move more than one card at a time, the cards need to be built down in the same suit. This simple rule is vital in spider solitaire.
The correct answer is spider came with Microsoft Windows. Spider solitaire has been around much longer than Microsoft Windows has, however, it wasn't all that well known. This isn't the first solitaire game to come with Microsoft Windows. Once Microsoft bundled spider solitaire with their Windows operating system, the game's popularity exploded. Everybody wanted to play the game and several software manufacturers made their own versions. Theodore Roosevelt did indeed enjoy playing spider solitaire, however. Spider solitaire was also available on Nintendo and other consoles, but their famous shooting games were far more popular on those systems.