The objective of Forty Thieves Solitaire is to move all cards from the tableau to the foundations. The game is played using a two standard 52-card decks.
TABLEAU - At the begining player is dealt 4 cards each into ten piles. This set of piles is known as the tableau. All cards in the tableau are turned face-up.
STOCK - After dealing cards to the tableau, remaining cards are set aside forming a stock pile.
WASTE - An empty waste pile.
FOUNDATION - Eight empty foundation piles.
The game ends once all cards are moved onto the foundation piles.