I am totally fed up !!!! I have wasted so much time trying to get spider solitaire to work again. I am using a Toshiba laptop and windows 8 which somehow updated it self to 8.1 . It might be coincidental but problem with opening spider solitaire app happened soon after this update. there was some message re near rules but I didn't go to that. I am running trend virus protection. when I click to open app it starts to open and then just goes back to metro screen , This is totally pissing me off, I now hate windows 8 and the fact that you have to go through xbox games to play a simple game of spider solitaire.