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#264857 - Fri Apr 22 2005 10:09 AM Spider Solitaire
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How low can you go?

Your challenge is to clear the board in as few moves as possible. Set the difficulty lever to 'Easy:One Suit', and try to crack 100!

Post your best scores here, and the lowest score will be declared 'The Spider Supremo of FunTrivia', with all the consequent bragging rights.

I have just set a challenging score, which I will not reveal at this stage- can you beat me?
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#264858 - Fri Apr 22 2005 11:13 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Hey, I've long since moved on to four suit, which is pretty difficult. But my real prowess is in Freecell, where I long ago declared myself the disputable undisputed champion of the world.
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#264859 - Fri Apr 22 2005 11:43 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Leo, I presume you have tried the three impossible Freecell games? #-1, #-2 and #11982.

I have tried 4-suit Spider, and usually get myself into an unholy mess
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#264860 - Sat Apr 23 2005 07:22 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I'm only on the lowest of the low and the highest I have managed to get is a measly 1209.

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#264861 - Sat Apr 23 2005 08:28 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I just discovered this one . Very addictive!
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#264862 - Sun Apr 24 2005 08:58 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Leo, I presume you have tried the three impossible Freecell games? #-1, #-2 and #11982




I've never heard of 11982... give me a moment...
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#264863 - Sun Apr 24 2005 09:08 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Arghhhh, it doesn't work... just can't win that one...
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#264864 - Tue Apr 26 2005 02:32 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Blasted Ren, I have been ignoring this one until now! Previously I had been a Free Cell addict.
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#264865 - Tue Apr 26 2005 03:11 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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My best score is 92 moves. Can anyone beat that?
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#264866 - Tue Apr 26 2005 03:12 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Thanks dear, we aim to please...
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#264867 - Tue Apr 26 2005 03:24 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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#264868 - Tue Apr 26 2005 05:38 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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The score in points was 1209, so I guess that would make it 91 moves.

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#264869 - Wed Apr 27 2005 04:20 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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My personal best at the moment is 96.
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#264870 - Thu Apr 28 2005 02:41 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Its driving me around the bend.
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#264871 - Thu Apr 28 2005 04:42 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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There is something new about that, dear?
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#264872 - Sun May 22 2005 10:42 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I have finally broken 100! I just did it in 98, not a record but my personal best.
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#264873 - Sun May 22 2005 06:21 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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That's pretty darn good Sue. Apart from a couple of aberrations it's been quite difficult to break 100.

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#264874 - Wed Jun 08 2005 05:04 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I was stalled at 105 until I read this thread and realized it was possible to do better. Changed my tactics a bit, and just had an 89 move game. That's my best.

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#264875 - Wed Jun 08 2005 05:49 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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How did you do that? I know what I shouldn't be doing, but it's those last few moves I just can't manage. Guess I'll have to keep trying.

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#264876 - Wed Jun 08 2005 06:16 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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89 is VERY impressive! I cannot even get close to my personal best, and it is not for lack of trying (just ask my boss ).
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#264877 - Wed Jun 08 2005 06:50 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I can't finish it in less than 98 moves.
With 104 cards, how do you get below 90!

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#264878 - Wed Jun 08 2005 09:45 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Dumb luck!
Wish I could remember how I got to 91 - I'd try it again... and then I would go out and get a life.

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#264879 - Wed Jun 08 2005 11:23 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I managed a 96 once and was thrilled. But more often than not I'm on about 107. I wish I hadn't read this thread a couple of weeks ago because I've been addicted to the game ever since.

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#264880 - Thu Jun 09 2005 05:09 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Here's what I changed. I stopped creating empty spaces prior to the final deal. If things get hopelessly clogged up prior to the final deal, I may make a space (if I can) and move a king (or a partially completed string with a king at the top) onto the empty space. But in general, I try not to make empty spaces, and when I do, only fill them with kings or "king strings". The reason I avoid making and filling spaces is because the fill move is a lateral move which doesn't move the game forward, except as a facilitator for subsequent moves. Any game that requires many lateral moves to keep going isn't going to be a low scoring game. This method requires good cards in order to even finish, since without the option of making and filling spaces, clogs are common. I bust a lot of games, but when I finish one (roughly half the time), I usually score 98 or lower. Also, never undo a move. It costs you a move to do so, and if you need to undo, then the game won't be a low score anyway. Go slow, look a few moves ahead, and wait for perfect cards. I found mention of an 87 score elsewhere on the internet.

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#264881 - Thu Jun 09 2005 05:36 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I do the same except when finishing off the last 'deal' I end up with too many small strings to be added effectively. I very rarely exceed 100 these days due to this method.

My current success rate is 63% and the most wins I've ever had on the trot is 13.

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#264882 - Wed Jun 15 2005 08:54 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Just had another 89. Very nice cards, no mistakes that I remember. Have been mostly in the mid to high 90's for a few days, then a 91 and an 89 this evening.

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#264883 - Thu Jun 16 2005 12:44 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Grrr... Well done. I think I am fighting a losing battle.

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#264884 - Sun Jun 19 2005 09:20 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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A couple more of 98 then a 97.
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#264885 - Tue Jun 21 2005 12:41 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I surrender .. 94 is as low as I can go!

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#264886 - Tue Jun 21 2005 09:50 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Just clocked in at 87.

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#264887 - Tue Jun 21 2005 09:54 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Jeez, I JUST got a 90, and was coming here to brag, but I will not bother now..

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#264888 - Tue Jun 21 2005 10:02 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Congrats! I've worked out (I think) it's the fall of the cards on the second to last deal. If it's good and you don't make holes you are in with a chance.

What a load of codswallop. I haven't got a clue, but the challenge is now on.

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#264889 - Mon Jun 27 2005 11:34 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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96, so not as good as some of you but my best!
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#264890 - Fri Jul 01 2005 03:56 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I'm still out here trying to break 90 again. That 87 is one impressive score.

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#264891 - Fri Jul 01 2005 04:48 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I don't think I will ever manage to do it again but I am going to try and break it anyway.

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#264892 - Wed Aug 03 2005 05:42 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Still out here trying. Have had some nice games in the last few days, consistantly under 95. Had three 90's and an 89 over the past two days. My stats reflect my bias toward low scores: success rate is 47%.

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#264893 - Wed Aug 03 2005 01:12 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Good grief! 87? I had a 92 the other day and was thrilled senseless. I've got a lo-o-o-o-ng way to go...

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#264894 - Fri Aug 05 2005 09:18 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Clocked in at 88, not as good as my best though. Have you any idea of how many times you have to play this game before you get a decent score?

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#264895 - Sat Aug 06 2005 07:50 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I've played about 750 times, with 89 being my best (another 89 about 5 minutes ago). Counter shows 800, but my wife played roughly 50 of those. She has a 92 so far.

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#264896 - Sat Aug 06 2005 05:20 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Just had an 88. My best.

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#264897 - Sat Aug 06 2005 05:28 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I still cannot beat 90.

Congrats, Cabin!

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#264898 - Sat Aug 06 2005 06:24 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Well done cabin.

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#264899 - Sat Aug 06 2005 06:30 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Thankee. 2 more 88's.

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#264900 - Sun Aug 07 2005 05:43 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Just had an 87. I should note that my last two 88's and my 87 all came from re-playing the original 88 game. I replayed it half a dozen times, with the highest score being about 92. I've been re-playing all my better games, but this is the first time I was able to improve on the original score by doing so. This 87 had one lateral move in it, so perhaps there is still some slack in the score.

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#264901 - Sun Aug 07 2005 05:49 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I hadn't thought about actually saving the games. Must try it next time I get up there.

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#264902 - Sat Aug 13 2005 07:06 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I'm new here. I was looking for the record lowest Spider Solitaire score--and it might be me. I don't know how I did it but I have had an 86 score. I tried to replay that game but could never even get close again. Keep striving, friends, I'm sure there's an 85 out there somewhere!

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#264903 - Sat Aug 13 2005 07:28 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Welcome Auntiegah! 86 is just brilliant. Well done!
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#264904 - Sat Aug 13 2005 02:12 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Congratulations, Auntiegah. Great score. I'm away from home right now and don't have the web address, but a few days ago I found a site with what appear to be a list of the top spider solitaire scores from around the world. As I recall, the top score was a 79. I'll give the address when I get back home. I'm still at 87, and trying to think of new strategies to improve. Do you have any tips?

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#264905 - Sat Aug 13 2005 04:48 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Cool score Auntie. Congratulations!

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#264906 - Wed Aug 17 2005 01:42 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Back home again. The website showing the top spider solitaire scores is:
http://stb.st.funpic.de/solranking/index.htm

Record is held by a Frenchman, at 79. Auntiegah's 86 would rank 10th (I think) on this list.

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#264907 - Tue Aug 23 2005 02:42 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Yippee, I just did it in 93 so that is now my personal best!
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#264908 - Tue Aug 23 2005 12:49 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Nice going Sue943. My dad just broke 100 for the first time with a 99. I'm waiting for a second wind.

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#264909 - Fri Aug 26 2005 04:44 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Well done! Darn thing is - you can't help wanting to better yourself.

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#264910 - Mon Aug 29 2005 01:21 AM Re: Spider Solitaire
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First, I think 4 suit is much better, but I switched after reading this thread and got an 87 the first day I played. My second best was 90. I think this way is almost completely luck, you just don't move any card that doesn't have a card under it until you have dealt all the cards and try to keep things in the best order possible til the end and then it is a crap shoot. Dumbest game ever. But I am slightly addicted

Also, Minesweeper is the greatest stupid game of all time, Bar None.

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#264911 - Wed Oct 05 2005 03:00 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Hi. I scored an 85 a couple of weeks ago. I've also had four 89s. Just thought that I'd brag. Bye.

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#264912 - Wed Oct 05 2005 04:30 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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85 is amazing! Congrats, and welcome, Rick...
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#264913 - Thu Nov 24 2005 10:19 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Just clocked in at 88. It's been a long time since I did that.

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#264914 - Fri Feb 10 2006 09:07 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I remember someone who lost a game of spider by going too good. Cleared out all the cards but 9 and had deals left. She was forced to leave an empty space for the deal which, as you know, is against the rules. Game Over.

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#264915 - Thu Mar 30 2006 10:07 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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My high score is 1209. I don't remember how many moves it was. Is it always the same number of moves on the score 1209? Or can you get to 1209 in a smaller number of moves?

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#264916 - Sat Apr 01 2006 07:50 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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My high score is 1209. I don't remember how many moves it was. Is it always the same number of moves on the score 1209? Or can you get to 1209 in a smaller number of moves?




You'll score 1209 by making 91 moves, every time.
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#264917 - Wed May 24 2006 01:38 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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I finally got a 90 today so I thought I'd register and post. I even took a screen shot because I thought it would be rare. NOT!

As far as running streaks, I have a 66-game winning streak for the easy level. BEAT THAT!

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#264918 - Wed May 24 2006 03:20 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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Very good Sarge (speaking as a 95'er who can't rise about it!)
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#264919 - Sun Dec 31 2006 07:50 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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I beat my own score this morning and achieved an incredible 86 moves.Is this a record??
Obviously not as I just read about the outstanding 85!!


Edited by davewilliams (Sun Dec 31 2006 07:53 AM)

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#264920 - Sun Dec 31 2006 11:08 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: davewilliams]
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Well done! (and I am still only on 94!)
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#264921 - Tue Jan 09 2007 10:44 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ren33]
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This my best (84). I have also once got an 88 and have gotten an 89 three times. http://netfoo.net/~dunderwood/spider.jpg


Edited by snart (Tue Jan 09 2007 10:46 AM)

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#264922 - Tue Jan 09 2007 11:06 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: snart]
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Ok, I have a question...what level is everyone playing?

I always play the medium level. Easy is just too, well, easy and Difficult should really be called Impossible in my opinion.

It's sort of misleading to post scores without stating how many decks you're working with. (Decks of cards, that is..I'm never really playing with a full deck... )
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#264923 - Tue Jan 09 2007 11:17 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Taesma]
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I go between easy and medium. When i loose too may times at medium I go back to easy, just to remind myself that it is possable!! Then once I beat that a few times I go back to medium.
I think the same as you about difficult Taesma! I've only tried it a few times, and never got very far.
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#264924 - Tue Jan 09 2007 01:17 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: treble99]
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Always easy. The point is (I think) that , yes, it is easy, but not to do it with a very low score.
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#264925 - Tue Jan 09 2007 02:12 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ren33]
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You are all very bad, bad people!
I started playing it too after reading this (never played before) and now I'm suicidal because I can't get under 102 moves.
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#264926 - Tue Jan 09 2007 02:12 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ren33]
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I always play the easy level. I haven't yet developed a good strategy for any of the other levels although I have occasionally played at those levels. I wouldn’t even know what a good score on those levels would be…

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#264927 - Sat Jan 13 2007 01:26 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Exit10]
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Is this game on this site somewhere?
If so, what part of the site? I assume not under games since I go in there all the time.

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#264928 - Sat Jan 13 2007 01:42 PM Re: Spider Solitaire
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No, Amy, it's not on this site. Most computers come with it installed on them.

Check under "start" - "programmes" - "games"

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#264929 - Sat Jan 27 2007 09:33 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Copago]
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I'm new to this game and I won on the difficult level (4 suits) in 242 moves. My score was 1058.

What I don't know is... is that any good?

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#264930 - Sun Jan 28 2007 02:30 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: newslady]
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Newslady, getting the difficult level out in any number of moves is a major accomplishment- I usually end up in a dreadful mess, and have never solved this level.

Oh, and welcome the the FT forums.
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#264931 - Thu Feb 08 2007 12:55 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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My record sheet shows me as having a 100% record on the one with four suits, with one win, so I am never going to play it again ( Did I mention that prior to getting my success that I reset it after each game I played )
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#264932 - Thu Mar 01 2007 01:34 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ASA]
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Of academic interest... The lowest possible number of moves is 50. Assuming optimal cards, make all five deals before any other move to form ten perfect sequences. Four suits can then be completed in 8 moves and the 9th move makes a sequence of ace through 8 (reading up). Five moves of this suit will complete it, the fifth suit. The remaining three suits require 12 moves each for a total of 36. The sum of these is 50, for a score of 1250.

Interestingly, the top scores listed on http://stb.st.funpic.de/solranking/index.htm indicate that the world master (Scott McQueen of New Zealand) is taking 123 moves to complete the four suit version. Posters in this forum are beating that every day, it seems.

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#264933 - Thu Mar 01 2007 02:42 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Catenary]
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Quote:

Interestingly, the top scores listed on http://stb.st.funpic.de/solranking/index.htm indicate that the world master (Scott McQueen of New Zealand) is taking 123 moves to complete the four suit version. Posters in this forum are beating that every day, it seems.




These scores are all on the "easy" level, or one suit. The only person to hit all four suits did it in 242 moves.

Also, welcome to the FT forums.
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#264934 - Sun Mar 18 2007 10:37 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: dg_dave]
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G'day,

I've been playing Spider Solitaire lately and have managed to get it down to 92. I use the same technique mentioned previously, basically never to make a lateral move.

Last night I was trying to calculate how many moves it would be possible to complete the game in. I reasoned it out like this: there are 8 suits of 12 cards. Each suit needs 12 moves to complete: Queen on King, Jack on Queen, Ten on Jack, etc. 8 x 12 moves = 96 moves. This is basically a minimum number of moves. I figure it's only possible to get below this if by luck, when dealing out the remaining cards, a card will land on a correct card. So when I achieved my score of 92, it was a perfect game (ie no lateral moves) with enough luck to have 4 cards landing on the correct card. The only way to improve on my score is to have more luck! The very low scores mentioned must come from very lucky card-fall. 50 cards are dealt out, so in my top-scoring game 4 out of 50 landed on a correct card.

Just depends on the cards!

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#264935 - Mon May 14 2007 08:26 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: peujohn]
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I just came in here to brag about my 88, but there are a few people with lower numbers.. grrr!

I was fortunate to set up a King to Two row in the first round, and was dealt an Ace to finish it off. I did exactly the same trick 2 rounds later- I love it when a plan comes together...
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#264936 - Fri Jun 08 2007 04:32 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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Hi all, am a newbie. Was trying to find out what good scores were and am ecstatic to find out that my 1210 is a good score on the easy game. Feel a lot better now......

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#264937 - Sat Jun 09 2007 03:44 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Exit10]
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I'm a 4-suit fan and have saved a number of .sav files of difficult (but completeable) games. Has anyone else done this and would like to exchange files? I have about 20 very hard ones and another 150 do-able but not easy.

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#264938 - Thu Jul 05 2007 01:12 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: rogaz37]
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I found some useful Spider Solitaire strategy tips that really helped me to gain better results playing spider solitaire 4 suits.

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#264939 - Wed Aug 22 2007 09:13 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ASA]
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Hi. This is my first post. Does anyone know the lowest number of moves for Spider Solitaire at Medium Level (two suits)? My lowest is 103 moves.

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#264940 - Mon Aug 27 2007 09:35 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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best score ever for me today August 27th 2007 at 93.

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#264941 - Tue Oct 16 2007 11:23 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: cabin]
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I play the difficult level not for score but to see how many times in a row I can beat it. So far my record is eight in a row. Is there any record kept on number of wins in a row?

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#264942 - Thu Oct 18 2007 08:55 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: cabin]
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I'm newer to the game and was frustrated with too many 98-100's .... I just got a 88.... yay!

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#264943 - Fri Nov 02 2007 08:40 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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My best score so far is 94 but this was on the two suit medium setting. Have you established which level of difficulty a competitor should use?

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#264944 - Wed Nov 07 2007 04:10 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: peujohn]
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i think peujohn is right, that 96 moves is technically the lowest score. The way i look at it is 96 is par, like in golf, this is the score you should get barring no mistakes or unneccesary moves, like open spots too early etc. And any way of getting below 96 is pretty much luck, like a 9 falling on a 10 when you get dealt cards, although there is some strategy in which cards are on top when you deal cards. For example if you know there are no 6's to be found, most likely on the next deal youll get 2 or 3, so you could try to leave as many 7's on top for a 6 to fall on, so even that is still luck but its like increasing your odds a little bit more by being aware of that, having said all that my best score is but a 92, id love to know if anyone else is picked up on any other quarky strategies in this game? Also is anyone posting screen shots of the scores that are being claimed?

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#264945 - Mon Nov 26 2007 05:55 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Exit10]
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Beh...just tried and got 113, which is a little bit better than my usual score. I'm horrible at card games...even virtual ones.

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#264946 - Thu Jan 24 2008 08:11 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Sandy225]
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Phew Tried that got just over 60.

Will probably have to play that game a LOT of times to get the score down.

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#264947 - Tue Feb 12 2008 03:32 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Eplaygaming]
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I'm at 87 for my best one also. It really helps to have the flop put necessary cards on. The way I usually play is to play on easy until I get a score that's 95 or lower, which I can do about 1 in five games on average. Still haven't lost a game on easy yet (1200+ games).

http://www.putfile.com/pic/7664409

Hard is a pain to do in fewer moves because it takes a lot of luck, and if not losing matters to you, then you pretty much have to rely on the undo to keep yourself in the best position.


Edited by crimsonfalc7 (Tue Feb 12 2008 03:32 PM)

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#264948 - Fri Feb 15 2008 05:50 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: crimsonfalc7]
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My best score so far is 101 moves, one suit.

I have only won twice (out of 100 attempts)playing the 4 suits solitaire.

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#264949 - Tue Feb 26 2008 05:43 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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my best is 89 moves score 1211

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#264950 - Wed Mar 05 2008 09:04 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: cabin]
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At what level are you playing?

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#264951 - Sat Mar 08 2008 05:30 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: pcuser1]
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I usually always play it with all suits but I was intrigued by this challenge, it's not easy to beat 100 but I finally managed to score 98! I will keep at to see if I can get a better score though I feel this is the best I can do...
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#264952 - Thu May 21 2009 09:58 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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hello - just discovered Spider Solitaire (and this forum) - other posters are right - rather addictive. I've only played at the 2 suit level so far - my highest score isn't very good I'm afraid - only 1185, but I have won 96% of the games I've played so far. Is that good?

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#264953 - Fri Sep 18 2009 01:22 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: sherljim]
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All those years I managed to avoid this thread...
You know I won't stop until I go below 90, I'm with denni, you people are evil!
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#264954 - Fri Sep 25 2009 03:47 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: triviapaul]
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The best I have done on this game so far, on 9/14/09 was 108 moves for 1192. But I have been playing canasta since so better get back to this it looks like to see if I can do better.

Lisa

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#264955 - Fri Sep 25 2009 05:06 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: cowgirl73160]
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I agree Trivia Paul. I just cannot get below 90! Just keep trying.
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#264956 - Wed Oct 07 2009 07:14 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: cabin]
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My highest Spider Solitaire score is 1411

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#264957 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:55 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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In regular solitaire, the games are numbered so my wife and I often compete by using two computers and selecting the same game.

Is this possible with Spider Solitaire? Is there a version which gives you a number to identify the given original deal? kent

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#264958 - Fri Dec 04 2009 04:07 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: snark]
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Yea... I'm addicted to this game.
So far I've racked up 3565 games at 2670 wins, 895 losses for a 74% win rate. Most wins in a row is 14, losses in a row are 4. Highest score on easy mode is 1212 at 88 moves. Seem to average between 105 and 97 for most games. Occasionally I slip into some games that require 110-115 moves to complete. Did some math and if you have to move each card with no fill ins ( lateral) I think a low game would be 74 moves....

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#264959 - Mon Feb 01 2010 01:01 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: BunnyKiller]
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Hi, I'm faeriechris and new to the forum, I am addicted to spider solitaire.
my best score is 1216-84 moves, most of the time i'm in the low to mid ninties with the occasional low 100s

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#264960 - Sun Jul 25 2010 08:58 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: faeriechris]
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I need help, I have been playing spider for a while and enjoying it; got a new computer recently; and found my games were kind of off, so I was really powering through games and not playing too close attention. I've gotten back into a rhythm and notice that I have a high score of 1292. I'm not even sure how many moves a 1292 would require... my recollection of a best game on this machine is 88 moves. On my old 'puter I had an 84 once. I don't recall either of those scores being a 1292! How many moves is a 1292? Seriously?!? I'm at a loss for how this is my highest score!

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#546496 - Sun Aug 22 2010 12:49 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: blynder]
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wow! It's been a long time since I've played spider solitaire. I guess I've been to addicted to funtrivia to have any time for it!
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#555748 - Tue Oct 05 2010 01:46 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Exit10]
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My best score is 1129

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#555751 - Tue Oct 05 2010 02:44 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Exit10]
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My best one is 100 moves

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#555760 - Tue Oct 05 2010 03:14 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: Aditya10]
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My best is 77 moves

Can anyone beat me

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#603836 - Thu Mar 10 2011 01:00 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: SargeMcD]
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My winning streak is sitting at 412. My overall record is 412-0 and my high score is 1278. Beat that wink

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#973195 - Wed Mar 20 2013 01:24 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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My best score is 1174 on easy difficulty recently

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#975126 - Sat Mar 30 2013 12:57 AM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: ozzz2002]
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I have been playing spider solitaire, with cards, since I was seven years old - I did not know it had a name then, in the game I played there was no extra pile it was straight up depended on the three in the deck. I can honestly say that playing it that way without any cheating, I have solved the deck less than fifteen times in my life and that is an over-estimation. I thought it a good idea to put the extra deck in although my version is a little harder what with sorting the cards out by suit on the table with no extra pile - yep i was really young when I chose to do things the hard way.
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#976113 - Thu Apr 04 2013 01:56 PM Re: Spider Solitaire [Re: underscored]
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Minesweeper anyone??

My record time for expert is 107 seconds... anyone else addicted to it?

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