First, all 52 cards are laid out into 4 rows of 13 cards. Then, the Aces are removed and discarded from play. This leaves four gaps, four left behind by the Aces.
The rule of the game are as follows:
- A gap can be filled by moving into it the card that is the same suit and a rank higher than the card on the gap's left.
- Nothing may be placed in a gap to the right of a King or another gap.
- Only 2s maybe be played in the left column.
- When no move is possible all cards that are not in suit sequence starting from 2 in the left column may be shuffled and replaced. You may do this up to 3 times.
The game is won when all 48 cards are arranged such that each row has 2 to King of the same suit in order starting in the left column.