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Calculation solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Busy Aces | Canfield >>

Goal: An ace, two, three, and four are set out as foundation piles. Build them up to king in any suit. Each pile builds in steps equal to the starting card, from 1 to 4, wrapping from king back to ace as necessary. Jacks, Queens, and kings count as 11, 12, and 13.

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

Turn up one card at a time from the deck and play it if you can, or place it onto any of 4 waste piles, regardless of rank or suit. Once placed, cards can not be moved except to the foundation piles.

As a courtesy, the next rank to be played to each pile is displayed next to it.

Also known as: Broken Intervals, One-Two-Three-Four, The Fairest

This game in the Sir Tommy family is more work to plan ahead, but the payoff is that there is usually a wider range of ranks available to be played, especially early in the game.

Rules source: Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald ~ The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, Professor Hoffman (The Fairest, No. 2) ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart (One-Two-Three-Four) ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold

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