How to Setup Original Solitaire

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Solitaire is a relatively simple card game that has existed for hundreds of years. The game requires intense concentration at some times and at others seems deceptively easy. The game involves a single player stacking cards numerically until all of the cards have been grouped into suits. Despite the various complexities of Solitaire, it is quite easy to set up.

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Remove the jokers from your deck.

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Shuffle the deck.

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Place a card face up on a surface.

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Stack two cards to the right of the upturned card. One card should be face down and the other card should be face up, on top of it.

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Stack three cards to the right of the two cards. Two cards should face down on top of each other, and one should be face up at the top of the stack.

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Stack four cards to the right of the three cards. Three cards should face down on top of each other, and one should be face up at the top of the stack.

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Stack five cards to the right of the four cards. Four cards should face down on top of each other, and one should be face up at the top of the stack.

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Stack six cards to the right of the five cards. Five cards should face down on top of each other, and one should be face up at the top of the stack.

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Stack seven cards to the right of the six cards. Six cards should face down on top of each other, and one should be face up at the top of the stack.

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Place the remaining cards face down in their own stack, right above your first upturned card. Your solitaire game is now in its starting position