Golden Spider Solitaire is a nice polished cards game than you can play directly in your browser. The game is a classy implementation of spider solitaire, the game that made history with the earlier versions of windows, a golden game for solitaire fans.
Spider Solitaire is one of the most played games of all times. Despite the fact that spider solitaire reached it's highest level of popularity when it was published on windows, the game has a long history, being played in Europe at least since seventeen century. It's fascinating that like other patience card games it was played for centuries, before computers were invented, just using the classic playing cards.
The rules of the golden spider solitaire are simple. You need to arrange all the cards in formations of cards of the same suite. When a suite is complete( from King to Ace), it will be eliminated. The goal is to remove all cards. When the game starts some cards are arranged in 10 piles, only the top cards being revealed. The rest of the cards are in a deck. You can move the cards following a few rules:
Numerous versions were implemented on computers, so the game was already available when it was shipped with Windows XP. Since then there were numerous implementations for all platforms and devices. Some time ago if you wanted to play it on a specific device, you had to download and install a compatible version: for Windows if the official version was not enough you could find plenty of alternatives. For the first mobile devices there were embedded Java versions available. Nowadays you can install and play native versions for Android, iOS or Windows Phone but you can also play golden spider solitaire directly in the browser without installing anything.