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Andy Lewicki
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Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 9:26 am:   

I consider Calculation solitaire almost perfect game. 4 waste columns make this solitaire and ideal past time plus, of course, an interesting way of building the Foundation.
Let's try to go beyond the official rules.
There are 48 cards in the deck (after taking 1,2,3,4 for the Foundation )and this number
can easily be divided into 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12,
16, 24 .... wow !!! here is the question: how can we utilize this property ? Below are some ideas.
1. Deal to yourself 2, 3, 4 or 6 cards at once. Not just one, like in a regulard game.

Now something that makes Calculation an open game:

2. Deal 4 columns, 12 cards each in way that u can see all the cards (overlapping)
3. Deal 3 columns (16 cards each)
4. Deal 2 columns (24 cards each)
5. Deal 1 column !!!! or a row (better way).

How about alternating cards: one visible, another
one face-down ?
How about building a piramide as a reserve ?
As u can see, there is huge number of ways to
And I think solitaires can be used as a expression
of creativity.

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