How to play: Fourteens

Fourteens is a fun little game that won't hurt the brain too much but which will provide satisfaction when you complete it! Like Pyramid 13 and other games, it involves discarding pairs of cards.


All 52 cards of a standard deck are laid out into 12 columns. This means that four of the columns will contain an additional card compared to the remaining eight, as indicated in the screenshot below.

Layout for Fourteens (Solitaire Whizz for iPad)

Fourteens solitaire layout in Solitaire Whizz for iPad


The aim of the game is to discard all of the cards, in pairs of cards whose values total 14.


The completely unexposed card at the foot of each column is available for play. Cards are discarded in pairs whose values total 14 irrespective of suit. So for example, two 7s may be paired off, a 6 may be paired off with an 8 etc. An Ace is worth 1, a Jack 11, Queen 12 and King 13. So an Ace may be paired with a King, etc.

You win the game if you manage to pair off all the cards, and lose if you reach a point where there are no possible moves.