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NOTE: These pages work for Windows XP. I'm not sure about Vista, but Windows 7 no longer allows for saved games except when you exit the program, so some of this info is outdated if you're on Windows 7.

NEW! Now you can download my best Spider Solitaire .sav games, and 2 great utilities for managing your saved games, Free. Enjoy!

This one cannot be played on the computer, yet.

After playing a few thousand games of Spider, I realized it is possible to have a no-win scenario. This can only happen if the last 10 cards are all of the same suit, with no duplicates. I wasn't sure it would work, so I dug out some real cards, stacked the deck, and gave it a try. It seems to be even more difficult than winning a game, but I only played long enough to prove my theory. Here's how it works:

~ Pull out any 10 cards of the same suit, with no duplicates and set them aside.

~ Shuffle, deal and play the game as usual.

If you get a game you could normally win, on the last round (not counting the cards you pulled out) you'll roll up the last of your suited runs, leaving only 3 cards on the board. Since you can't fill all the holes, you can't deal the last 10 cards (the suited cards you pulled out at the beginning). Voila! The No-Win Scenario!

If you like this variation, or have any other comments or suggestions, please let me know.




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