The goal is to get all the cards in one pile, by building.
The standard 52-card pack is used.
The player deals out the cards one by one face up, in a row from left to right, as many at a time as space allows. (Dealing may be interrupted at any time if the player wishes to make a move. After making a move, the deal is then resumed).
Any card may be placed on top of the next card at its left, or the third card at its left, if the cards are of the same suit or of the same rank. Example: Four cards, from left to right, are: 6¢¾, J¢¾, 9¢À. 9¢¾. The 9¢¾ may be placed either on the 9¢À or on the 6¢¾. It may not be played on the jack of the same suit because the jack is not to the immediate left, or third from the left. (see diagram below)
When the movement of one or more cards has formed a pile, the entire pile is moved with the top card. In the example above, when the 9¢¾ is put on the 9C, the two may be put on the J¢¾ and then all of these cards on the 6C. However, it is not obligatory to make a particular move if the player prefers not to do so.