Build four stacks of cards, one for each suit, in ascending order, from ace to king. Green solitaire is played with a single deck of 52 cards. The game begins with 28 cards arranged into seven columns. The first column contains one card, the second has two cards, and so on. The top card in each column is face up, the rest are face down. Four Home stacks are positioned at the upper-right corner. This is where you build the piles needed to win.