By Erik Arneson
Shuffle the deck. Deal out 28 cards into seven piles, in the following manner: The first pile (left to right) includes one card, the second pile includes two cards, the third pile includes three cards, etc., so that the last pile has seven cards. This array is known as the tableau.
Turn the top card on each pile face up, so that there are 7 face-up cards.
Set the remaining cards aside, forming a draw pile.