Spider Solitaire is played with 104 cards (two card games with 52 cards each). The display consists of ten columns. The first four columns each contain five, the remaining six columns each four covered cards. On top of each column a face-up card is placed. In the so-called Talon are the remaining 50 cards, which can be designed in the course of the game five times each ten new cards.
The aim of the game is to make a card sequence from king to ace in the same color (for example, the king of the heart to heard-ace). A complete sequence of cards is then removed from the display.
Within the display, the cards can be stacked in descending order without regard to color, for example, Hearts Three on Spades Four. Either individual cards or card sequences of the same color can be moved from one column to another. An ace can not discard another card. If there are no more possibilities to create cards within the display, one card from the talon will be placed on the ten columns. Free columns in the display must be pre-populated with any card or series of cards. If the Talon is used up and in the display can no longer be created or moved cards, the game has failed.
The level of difficulty of the game becomes lower when only two or one card color is used.