To set up a game of Solitaire, grab a pack of playing cards, discard any Jokers, and shuffle. Deal 7 cards in a row from left to right, the first facing up, the rest facing down. Then, skip the face-up first card and deal 6 more on top, the first facing up. Repeat with 5 cards, 4 cards, and so on, dealing the first card face up until every pile has one. Place the rest of your deck face down, leaving room for Foundation and Discard piles. For details about how to play the game once it's set up, keep reading!. Most card games require a large group of people to enjoy, but Solitaire is designed for solo players. The game is a great way to pass the time and can provide hours of entertainment. Once you know the board layout and rules, it takes less. Get this app. Please sign in before purchasing . Sign in Add to List Learn how buying works.