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# How do you set up solitaire?

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Traditional solitaire, or Klondike solitaire, is set up with seven piles of cards arranged horizontally. The first pile has one card, the second has two, the third has three, and so on. After the seven piles are dealt, the top card of each is turned over.

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This initial array deals out the first 28 cards in an arrangement called a tableau. The remaining 24 cards form the draw pile. When an ace shows up, it is placed above the tableau. Each ace starts another pile, called a foundation. The game proceeds as cards within the draw pile are added to the tableau or foundations.

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Play "Spider Solitaire" by combining two standard decks of cards and dealing out 10 piles or four face-down cards, then placing one additional row of face-down cards on the first five piles. Cover all piles with one face-up card then rebuild the eight suits in ascending order.

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To play solitaire, the player needs to deal out 28 cards into seven piles of increasing value, with the top card facing upwards. The player needs to build four ascending stacks of cards, following suit, by freeing the cards from the play area or the draw pile.

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The main difference between "Christmas Solitaire" online games and regular solitaire games is the Christmas theme of the cards, which often include Santa Claus, Christmas trees and holly. The rules of the game remain the same, with a focus on completing four stacks of numerical ascending suits.