Black Widow Solitaire info:

  • Number of decks: 104 cards, 2 Decks;
  • Game time: more than 10 minutes;
  • Difficulty level: Easy;
  • Chance of winning: Very high, 90%

Object of the game:

Build eight sequences in downward order from Kings to Aces. Once a sequence is built, it is removed from play. So to win the game is to clear the entire tableau of cards.

Black Widow is a variation of the classic game Spider Four Suits. The difference between Spider and Black Widow is that in Spider only groups of cards down in suit may be moved, while in Black Widow any group in sequence down regardless of suit may be moved.

Layout:

Deal out 54 cards in ten piles as follows: six cards in the first four piles, five cards in the last six piles. Only the topmost cards should be faceup. These files are the foundations and the tableau at the same time, and all action takes place on them.

How to play:

  • Build down (for example, a 7 can be played on a 8, 9 on 10);
  • If you have a descending sequence, they can be moved as a unit or in part to another column;
  • Spaces may be filled with any available card or packed sequence;
  • Kings can be moved only to a spaces in the layout.

Stock:

Deal ten cards from the deck (in the lower right corner), one to each tableau. This move is allowed only if no tableau is empty.

Tips:

  • Same suit sequences should be preferred even though building is down regardless of suit. The object is to build down in suit sequences.