At the start of the game 12 tableau piles are dealt, 4 tableau piles have 5 cards and the remaining have 4 cards. For each of the tableau piles, the top card is available for choosing. Each time you choose two cards that add up to 14 and those 2 cards will be removed. A is counted as 1, J is 11, Q is 12, and K is 13. This simple game requires lots of planning and looking ahead. The more cards you remove, the higher your rank.