There are three commonly used versions of the Spider Solitaire Rules two suits. The original version was based on the rule that you must start with the six-pointed star if you are not a sparrow or with the eight-pointed star if you are a sparrow. I wanted to show that it is more important to know which suit goes with which number than to base one rule on another.
Number one, when we start with the same suit, there are two other numbers in that suit that determine how many suits you will have. Number two, you can’t get any three-number sets, all your combinations will have four numbers. Number three, when you are a sparrow and you start with the same suit as your opponent, you can’t get any three-number sets, all your combinations will have four numbers. So that’s three rules that apply to a Spider Solitaire where you start with the same suit as your opponent. The first one tells you that you are always given the first three sets, and you have to take all three sets when you find them. The second one tells you that you always take at least two sets when you find them.
The third rule says that you must always play a sparrow when you are a sparrow and that when you are a sparrow, you can only play sparrows. You don’t get to play the other two suits. One, because you have three pairs that suit up with the set you are playing.
Number four says that the object of the game is to create more sets than your opponent. The problem is that this game requires two hands. Two hands are too much for the average player to deal with.
So for this reason, you need to break this rule if you want to play a Spider Solitaire game. That means that if you don’t want to have to deal with the second hand, then you have to count your hand and play all three cards in one hand. And, if you can’t deal with the second hand, then you will just need to deal three cards at a time. Otherwise, you are going to lose in a heartbeat.
So that is why you need to play Spider Solitaire using the rule that says that you have to play the first three cards that you find in the first five sets. If you really want to play Spider Solitaire properly, then you should play the game in the manner I suggested above.