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RedBlack Spider Rules

A popular, easier version of Spider using only two suits

RedBlack Spider Terms


General Rules

Uses 2 packs of cards.

Only Hearts and Spades are used, making the game easier.

The Stock deals up to 10 cards at a time to the Tableau Stacks.

When empty, the Stock cannot be restocked.

Cards cannot be played directly to (or from) the Collection Piles.


How to Win

The game is won when each Collection Pile shows an Ace:


Building the Tableau Stacks

Only face-up cards are playable.

Sequences of cards can be built in descending value, regardless of suit.

However, groups of cards in descending value can be moved only if they share the same color.

A group of same-color cards in descending value can be moved to any suit, as long as the result builds in descending value.

Complete King-to-Ace sequences are automatically removed to a Collection Pile, but only if the entire sequence is in same color.

Any single card can be moved to an empty Stack.

A group of cards can be moved to an empty Stack only if the cards build down in descending value and same color.



Dealing will deal out one card to each Tableau Stack, from the Stock.

Cards cannot otherwise be moved from (or to) the Stock.

Cards cannot be dealt from the Stock if there are any empty Tableau Stacks.


Hints & Tips

Whenever possible, try to build Tableau Stack sequences in the same color.

Uncover face-down cards as soon as you can.

Deal out cards to the Tableau only as a last resort.

Create empty Tableau Stacks early, and don't put Kings on the empty Stacks too soon.

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