Calculation Solitaire Rules

Calculation SolitaireNumber of Decks: 1

Initial Layout: To begin the game the deck is shuffled, then any ace, two, three, and four are pulled from the deck and form the start of four foundations.

Object: The object of the game is to build the four foundations according to the following sequence, regardless of suit or color:

A - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - J - Q - K
2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - Q - A - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - J - K
3 - 6 - 9 - Q - 2 - 5 - 8 - J - A - 4 - 7 - 10 - K
4 - 8 - Q - 3 - 7 - J - 2 - 6 - 10 - A - 5 - 9 - K

Play: Cards are turned up from the deck one at a time, and can be played on the foundations or on any of four wastepiles located just below the foundations. The top of the wastepiles are always available for play to a foundation, but once a card is played to a wastepile, it cannot be moved again, except to a foundation.

Strategy: The game is won by building all four foundations up to king. The skill involved in playing Calculation, in addition to just keeping track of what card goes next on each foundation, is in avoiding covering up a card you'll need soon with a card that cannot be used for some time, if at all. Kings are especially troublesome, since they cannot be moved until at least one foundation has been fully built up.

The general strategy is to build on the wastepiles in descending order, but the cards are seldom so kind as to allow this to any great degree.

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