Black Widow Patience

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Rating: 4.07/5 stars (55 ratings)

Black Widow Patience Instructions

Click and drag cards into place using the mouse and the left mouse button.

Black Widow Patience Walkthrough

Black Widow Patience is one of the easiest, but most entertaining solitaire games online. This one isn't at all difficult to beat, but it sure is a lot of fun. It might take a little time to get used to how the game is played, but one you do, you'll have no trouble winning the game. What makes the game so fun is that you are timed as you play. Once you beat the game you get to see how long it took you to win and then try to beat that time. Trying harder and harder to beat your own time is the real challenge of the game and is also what makes it so incredibly addictive.

Black Widow Patience is played the same way many of the other solitaire card games are played online with a few key differences. While most of the other card games require you to place cards on the foundation piles in sequences from Ace to King, this game reverses that requiring you to place the cards from King to Ace. You form the sequences directly on the hand and only put cards on the foundation pile one you have a completed sequence. What this basically means is that you make your sequences with the cards in your hand by laying cards on top of one another in descending order (from King to Ace) until you have a complete King to Ace sequence. You then move that entire sequence to the foundation pile.

What makes Black Widow Patience easier than most other solitaire games online is that you aren't required to follow suit at any point during the game. As long as the move you want to make is in the right order by number, you can make that move. Most other game will only allow you to move clubs onto clubs or black cards onto red cards, but with this game, the focus is on making sure the numbers are right. You can also move an incomplete sequence onto another card or sequence of cards as long as that rule is followed. For example, if you have a sequence of a 5, 6, and 7, you can move those three cards onto an 8 with one move. Sequences also don't have to follow color or suit. If you get into a spot and can't find any moves, you can deal a new row of cards from the deck. As long as you pay attention to what you're doing, it's almost impossible to lose at this game.

Overall, Black Widow Patience isn't a great game if you're looking for a card game that will challenge you to use your mind to make smart moves, but it is a pretty great game if you're just looking to have a little fun and kill a little time. The game can be challenging if you decide you want to try to beat your own time. Consider setting a time limit for yourself and trying to finish the game within that limit. As you meet your goal, cut the time and try again. It's a great way to make the game a little more exciting and up the intensity.