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Solitarot is a solitaire-esque game played with a standard deck of Tarot cards. It is similar to Aces Up, but utilizes five piles instead of four. I learned the game tonight upon the arrival of my tarot deck, and played for a while. It's good fun.

How to play

Lay down five cards on the table, face-up. If two or more cards are of the same suit, discard the highest card until only one card of the suit remains. For example; if there is a seven of swords and a two of swords, discard the seven of sword. When there are no more pairs, lay down another five cards on top of the ones already placed, face-up. If there are gaps/missing cards, place the new cards where the old ones would have gone.

Repeat the process of culling pairs with the five cards you just laid down. If you cull a card, repeat the process with the card that was below it. You can shuffle subsets of cards as they are ordered into empty slots, just like regular solitaire.

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Title: The Famished Road
Author: Ben Okri
Year: 1991
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-1-529-11491-1

Any group sharing a common trait can be stratified based on the degree to which that trait is expressed. There are usually a few members, between 1 & 5 who are exemplars of that trait and then the rest of the group would be varying degrees of mediocrity or excellence. Thus, in global politics, which is about power, you have the 5 most powerful countries forming

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