The object of the game is to remove pairs of cards that add up to the total of 13. When using the standard 52-card deck, Jacks value at 11, Queens 12, and Kings 13. So the highest value is 13.
To set up the pyramid, one card is dealt face up at the top of the playing area, then two cards beneath and partially covering it, then three beneath them, and so on completing with a row of seven cards for a total of 28 cards dealt. The remaining cards are placed to the side face down.