Calculation Solitaire


Calculation Solitaire is a game of skill more than luck, it’s short but a good time killer.


The basics

-Number of players: One

-Cards: 52 deck of cards


Object of the game

The object of Calculation Solitaire is to build four foundation piles in a specific sequence.



Place an Ace, 2, 3, and 4 face up in a row. It doesn’t matter which suit they belong to.

These cards form the base of the four foundation piles. Construct the waste piles below the foundation piles.

The foundation piles are built in the following sequence (regardless of suit):

Ace Foundation = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King (Counting up by 1)

2 Foundation = 4, 6, 8, 10, Queen, Ace, 3, 5, 7, 9, Jack, King (Counting up by 2)

3 Foundation = 6, 9, Queen, 2, 5, 8, Jack, Ace, 4, 7, 10, King (Counting up by 3)

4 Foundation = 8, Queen, 3, 7, Jack, 2, 6, 10, Ace, 5, 9, King (Counting up by 4)

With the residual cards in the deck, deal one card at a time. Each card dealt is deemed available and can be played on the foundations. If the card can’t be played, place it on one of the four waste piles, which will be built beneath the four foundations.

The top card of each of the four waste piles is deemed available for play. Construct the waste piles with the Kings on the bottom so as not to block any cards from play.

Calculation Solitaire is won if all the foundations are built to the King. If it isn’t possible to make any more moves and the foundations are not completely built, the game is lost.