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Old 04-10-2015, 12:20 AM
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my best score


I play one suit Spider Solitaire. I'm after lowest score, not number of wins. Winning is almost always possible in one suit. My lowest score was a 90 (Wed, May 23, 2012), which I don't expect to ever beat. To date I've played 2878 games. I know, I know... get a life!
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:58 AM
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Still going!


Man, I can't believe my thread from October 2001 is still alive and kicking!

My OP got 3 responses (one of them mine) at the time, then went dormant for nine and a half years. But starting in 2011, it's gotten a dozen or two posts every year since. It's resurrected frequently enough that it can't really be called a zombie anymore.

I don't play anymore, but I'm glad y'all are still enjoying the game, and this thread.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:33 AM
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nerwmi ... getting a headstart


[Hi everyone...just discovered this thread looking for some feedback on my playing which I use for relaxation in between writing.
I just play intermediary and average just above 50% over several thousand games.
You can up your chances dramatically by doing the following.
When the cards are dealt check them. If there are two or more you cannot move on the first go...reshuffle. The reshuffle does not count in your stats.
You have a 90 percent chance of winning if you can move all the cards at the outset and 80% chance of winning if there is just one odd one out.

Not sure if this is fair, but its the way I do it
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:42 AM
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I've won twice on 4 suits after playing more than 500 times! Those wins were special days in my life....
I won the 4 suit version the first time I tried it. Now I won't try it again because me win record is 100% and it can only go down from there.

1 suit isn't really a game for me, it's a kind of mindless pastime for late nights. My real goal in one suit is to outrun the game - get the cards off to the point where there are less than 10 and you can't fill before dealing. I usually play 1 suit on the phone or tablet( Brainium version, not Windows) and if you get there you don't have to back up to deal.

Interestingly enough, I am almost as likely to reach this goal on the 2nd or 3rd deal as I am the last and I think once I got there on the first deal.


I win 2 suits about 65% of the time.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:47 AM
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Yes, that can be done, I've done it. And you lose unless you undo.
The version of the game I use for my phone and tablet will let you deal without undoing if you actually get to that point. I've hit that benchmark several times - once on the first deal, even.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:42 AM
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Since this seems to be still going, I'd like to share my stats as well.
I play the MobilityWare Spider and I try mostly no-undo games.

4 suit record
Games won: 56 (6.02%)
Games lost: 875
Shortest winning time: 07:55
Longest winning time: 28:33
Average winning time: 15:03
Fewest winning moves: 163
Most winning moves: 358
Wins without undo: 42
High score: 72303
Longest winning streak: 3
Impressive high score!

Update to my longest game - had just about given up but after 248 minutes and 7336 moves recorded my 237th win out of 239 games...
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:53 PM
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Does anyone else do Easy mode the hard way (deal all the cards first)? [e: the method Trinopus mentioned many years back]

My statistics are from a few years. I still play on XP now and then when I have to wait for something for a few minutes, although it occasionally takes longer. I try to alternate between each difficulty level each time. No undos or resets.

Easy: 19-193 (8%)
Medium: 90-124 (42%)
Hard: 24-196 (10%)

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Old 07-18-2015, 03:01 PM
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I get to pick layout and I use Undo alot!


I play 4 suit, alot! I didn't like playing just any game and playing 'honest'; I didn't win enough that way to be fun and worth all the time I 'wasted'.

I now play still using 4 suits, unlimited undos (even back to the beginning) AND I get to pick the game. So I often pass many layouts if I don't 'like the look' of them.

To date, the best win % I've gotten is 98%. The best win in a row stat is about 62.

I'm trying to find out, if it's been calculated mathematically, how many variations there are and how many are winnable. Anyone know if this has been done?

(On a separate note, I play FreeCell until I win the game. So far I've been very lucky/successful. I shudder to think of how much time I've spent playing these games instead of doing something 'more productive' with my time/skills. )

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:50 PM
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Is this a record?


Games won/Games Started 990/1032 (95.9%)
Total Time Played 579:25:06
Average Game Time 33:43
Fastest Win 7:53 in 253 moves
Current Win Streak 508 Longest 508
Average Win Time 33:53

Playing Spider-4
With of course using Undo
iPad using Card Shark

Not recorded on game stats. Longest game was around 6 hours

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:23 PM
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consecutive wins in one suit


i am currently, and have been, playing for about a year and a half without a loss in the
single suit category...i realize it is not the most difficult but there have been some challenging games...currently at 19325....
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:05 AM
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Hello, I play 2 suits, just fomated my pc a few days ago and so far I have 27 straight wins .
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:19 PM
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Hey, are any of you still around?

Does the app that you use for Spider use two decks of cards?

I play Spider with two decks (of physical cards), four suits and win about 15% of the time.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:29 PM
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not sure if anyone still checks this post, and kind of embarrassing but here are my stats on my iPhone, which is where I play all my spider solitaire games:

two suits
games won: 6,191 (99.74%)
games lost: 16
shortest winning time: 2:15
longest winning time: 59:36
average winning time: 5:22
fewest moves: 112
high score: 25,923
current winning streak: 2,189
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:04 PM
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Hey, are any of you still around?

Does the app that you use for Spider use two decks of cards?

I play Spider with two decks (of physical cards), four suits and win about 15% of the time.
Oops, correction: I play with two suits, not four.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:37 PM
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My Current Record


I don't know when I started Spider Solitaire (maybe 2 months ago), but my record so far is:

1 suit, 1,327 consecutive games.

When I lose a game I will go to 2 suits.

I just finished a year long project and have lots of time on my hands until I start the next one.

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Old 03-04-2016, 04:41 PM
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Undo really helps the percentage of wins


My OS is Windows 10; I use the basic Microsoft Solitaire Collection to play 4-suited Spider. In this version, I've played 296 games and won 267 for a rounded win percentage of 90%. : ) I couldn't do this without choosing the games I play (based on seeing the 1st lay-out) and relying heavily on the undo button. I don't know how many games in a row I've won but based on 10 games for every percentage point, I think it's between 20-30 games. I wish someone did the math and came up with the number of games/combinations 4 suit Spider has as well as the number of games that are solvable. The only thing I don't like about the version I am playing is that I can't find a specific number assigned to the game as there is in FreeCell. I would love to be able to load one of my losing games as I get better at problem solving the game.

Allowing for the above game playing criteria, I think there is a kind of pattern in the first layout of cards that help identifies the game as having a high probability of being solvable. Ask me and I will try and explain, otherwise, try to note the first row layout of the games you've won and see if there is a consistency.

Needless to say, I've spend a little too much time on this distracting game! Happy playing to all.

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:06 AM
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Oops, replied to wrong post.

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Old 05-14-2016, 02:46 PM
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spider solitare win streak


I am currently at 140 wins and no losses on the 2 suit version. this involves a lot of "undos" and some very long games. Any one else running a streak?
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:47 PM
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My record is currently 89% of 100 games in the 4 suit version. I took a screen shot of the totals page as proof, but I'm not clever enough to know how to post it here. I start over every time I complete 100 games. I'm shooting for a 90%
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:12 PM
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It's the only computer game of any kind I play. I mostly try for high score, the win/loss average isn't something I care about. If I don't like the way a game is going, I start a new one. That said, there are about 17,000 games on my stats right now with a 16% win record.

I only play 2 suits, my lifetime high score is 1203, but only 1200 on these current 17,000 games.

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Old 08-11-2016, 05:00 PM
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Nice work


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My record is currently 89% of 100 games in the 4 suit version. I took a screen shot of the totals page as proof, but I'm not clever enough to know how to post it here. I start over every time I complete 100 games. I'm shooting for a 90%

This is very impressive. Are you aware of anyone with a better record on 4 suit?

I am currently at 100% of 202 games on two suit, which I thought was pretty good. Oh well, I guess I should step up to 4 suit.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:35 AM
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I play one suit Spider Solitaire. I'm after lowest score, not number of wins. Winning is almost always possible in one suit. My lowest score was a 90 (Wed, May 23, 2012), which I don't expect to ever beat. To date I've played 2878 games. I know, I know... get a life!

Dear Spider fans, I don't play spider but my wife thinks she is the best "Spider" player in the world! Can anyone prove her wrong? She plays 4 suits with unlimited undo. She has so far won all the games on Windows 10 (more than 1000). Help!!!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:47 AM
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It seems all 4-suited spider are solvable so far (1000 streak) according to my wife!
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Consecutive wins


I have 605 consecutive wins (4 deck), on my IPad. I have over a hundred on mr iPhone as well. Needless to say I use the undo.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:32 PM
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I play four suit, using undo. I'm at 16%. Longest winning streak=6 games. Games start repeating. Not all games are winnable. You get those ones where you send up the last batch of cards and hove no moves. Annoying, big time.
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2 suit record


I am currently at 385 and zero on 2 suit. However, I am currently stuck with little hope of finding a solution. I'll just keep hacking away at it.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:37 AM
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Spider Solitaire - hard


spider solitaire - hard (4packs). so far I have played 10,751 games (addicted!!!) won 3222, Best run-6 (done it twice), fewest moves - 118, Best time 3:26 (set over a year ago), Best score 216,630.
Ive been playing this for about 3 years now and I can't stop. Ive always wondered if it is possible in theory that all games are winnable?
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:00 PM
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I have recently gone over 10,000 wins playing 4-suit spider solitaire. Currently 10,088. My win percentage is just under 33% so that means I have lost over 20,000 games. The most I have won is 12 in a row. I've won 11 in a row on another computer probably 10 times. On this machine, my record is 10 in a row. I thought this was pretty good until I saw people were winning over 80% at the difficult level. I would be interested to know how this is accomplished.

In answer to the 1st obvious question - no, I don't have a life (due to medical reasons).
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:06 PM
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I am playing on an old computer and maybe this has been addressed in recent versions. I have at least 5% of games end with the final deal having 0 available moves at the outset. These are obviously unwinnable. There are at least that many more that have one or maybe two moves available, but they lead absolutely nowhere.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:41 PM
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I have at least 5% of games end with the final deal having 0 available moves at the outset. These are obviously unwinnable.
That is not correct. You have to set up the board so that a move becomes available. E.g. you set it up so that the 9 of diamonds lands on the 10 of diamonds so you can move the stack.
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That is not correct. You have to set up the board so that a move becomes available. E.g. you set it up so that the 9 of diamonds lands on the 10 of diamonds so you can move the stack.
I didn't make myself clear. When a deal the 5th and final row, there are no available moves. I mean no card will play on any other card anywhere on the board. It's just over as soon as it is dealt. This is no matter how well the board was set up. I have had 5 suits completed, with all the hole cards turned up and in order - yet not have a play of any sort when the last row is dealt. (twice)

I mentioned that I am playing a version of spider from 6 years ago or more. Maybe newer versions don't allow that to happen, I just don't know. On this version, once you deal a row, you can't go back to the previous deal, you can only start the game over from the beginning. This counts as a loss and stops any streak even if you win the 2nd time thru.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:58 AM
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On this version, once you deal a row, you can't go back to the previous deal, you can only start the game over from the beginning.
Huh? I don't recall ever playing Spider with that limitation. There have been times when I've used the Undo function to go back several deals and even right to the start.
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Huh? I don't recall ever playing Spider with that limitation. There have been times when I've used the Undo function to go back several deals and even right to the start.
Like I said, this is an older version. I figured there must be something new available but don't really want or need a new computer. My spider must be waaaay outdated. Nobody on here is still playing the old game, so you can't feel my pain.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:07 PM
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2 suit Spider Challenge


Amazing still some life here. Only board I could find to post this with any hope of being seen.

Here is the challenge: Win 2 suite spider solitaire without finishing any runs until last 8 moves.

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Old 11-23-2018, 08:45 PM
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I originally posed on this board in 2011, but the activity was so low I finally quit coming back. I happened upon it tonight when I made another search for the world record.

Your post - That's impressive. I've finished several with six decks open, but eight? Now I have a new goal My original goal was proving that all 2-deck games could be won, and I think I've accomplished that. Starting in April, 2010, I decided I would play every game to a win, and have won well over 10,000 games in a row. The best record I achieved in moves was 129. Someone posted that she had the world record of above a 3,800 score, but I've never achieved anywhere close to that. I'm mostly around 1,180 or so range. My high record in moves is 5,383! Once one decides not to lose a game, one must keep on keeping on until all the decks are in their places.

I've been hoping to find someone who set up an online game that players could challenge each other. I haven't found one, thus far. I have all the suggested rules, just need someone who knows how. I am forced to play against myself, instead, and I alternate deck colors, and don't consider it a win unless I complete it in less than 200 moves, or close to that if I can't alternate decks.
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Score question


I have been playing Spyder for a few years, on the present computer I play Intermediate, 2 suit, and I play every game till I win. The most moves in a game has been about 3,600. longest win streak is 364.
I have a record on this computer of 1,435 games played . . . 1,426 won. (My 9 losses have happened when computer was shut off accidentally by power failure or guest in my home, or guest x the game)

Best score is 1,343.

That is my question, how can the score exceed the max??? My conclusion is when backing up/redoing at times the 100 points is not deducted from total, but I do not know. Does anyone really know how this can happen?
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The version where you can not go back after a role is completed or when the next card is turned is very frustrating, I had this on an older computer, what is super frustrating is being very close to winning complete a deck and have no more moves . . . and you cannot back up, a loss.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:06 AM
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I found it is far more satisfying and a better challenge to play every game till you win.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:10 AM
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i am currently, and have been, playing for about a year and a half without a loss in the
single suit category...i realize it is not the most difficult but there have been some challenging games...currently at 19325....
try 2 suit and play till you win, far better game, 1 suit is just no challenge at all
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:01 AM
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Welcome to the boards, chrisbro! I suspect this old thread has done more to attract new members than any other single thread. I'm not a Spider expert, so I don't understand your question. What is the theoretical maximum score?
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Highest spider solitary score


Who has the score record
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:09 PM
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I thought I was the only person crazy in this particular way.

I just play 2 Suit.

On my current phone, 328 games 313 wins (95%). Previous phone was over 1000 games at 93%, 3 phones ago was somewhere between 500-1000 games, low 90's percentage.

Current high score is 1163, but I never pay attention to that so couldn't tell you on previous phones. I would wager it would be similar, don't think I have ever gotten over 1200.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:20 PM
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Absolutely in no way is every 4 suit spider game solvable. Neither is freecell for that matter, because sometimes the aces are so buried you just can't get to them. Having said that, however, I have won well over 100 freecell games in a row a couple of times.
On my current phone I am at 100% for Freecell, 183 games. Previous phone was probably a few hundred games with 1 loss because i fat fingered the prompt to quit. 3 phones ago was also 100% but have no idea how many games. Maybe the algorithm on the mobile version is different? It is made by Microsoft, but who knows.

FTR I win 90-95% for 2 suit spider after roughly a couple thousand games, so I am not some genus like some people on this thread with perfect 4 suit records after 10k games.
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