How to Play Calculation Solitaire

Calculation solitaire is a challenging and unique solitaire game where the foundation piles are built up in specific sequences.

Calculation Solitaire Rules

| Players: 1 | Type: Solitaire | Supplies: 1 Deck |


Deal an ace, 2, 3, and 4 in a row to form the four foundation piles. Place the remaining deck face up to form the stock. Leave space for four tableau piles.

Calculation Solitaire set up: card layout
Calculation Solitaire card layout set up


The objective of calculation solitaire is to build all four foundation piles up to 13 cards regardless of suit, depending on the foundations starting card, as follows:

The ace foundation pile is built from ace to king.
A: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K
The 2 foundation pile is built using every other card in the sequence from ace to king.
2: 4, 6, 8, 10, Q, A, 3, 5, 7, 9, J, K
The 3 foundation pile is built using every third card.
3: 6, 9, Q, 2, 5, 8, J, A, 4, 7, 10, K
The 4 foundation pile is built using every fourth card.
4: 8, Q, 3, 7, J, 2, 6, 10, A, 5, 9, K

Game Play

The top card of the stockpile, and the top card of each tableau pile is available for play onto a foundation pile. The top card of the stock pile may be moved to any tableau pile without restrictions.

The top card of each tableau pile may only be moved to a foundation pile. You may not move cards from tableau pile to tableau pile.

To Win

To win calculation solitaire, all cards must be built into the foundation piles in the correct sequence, regardless of suit.

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