1 deck. Average. No redeal.
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Canister Solitaire uses one deck (52 cards). You have 4 foundations and 8 tableau piles. At the start of the game 7 cards are dealt face up to the leftmost 4 piles, 6 cards are dealt face up to the remaining piles.
Aces are moved to the foundations as they become available.
The object of the game
To build the foundations up in suit to kings.
Only the top card of each tableau pile is available for play. You build tableau piles down regardless of suit. One card or group of cards in the proper sequence can be moved from pile to pile.
Spaces in the tableaus may be filled by any card or legal group of cards.