This stage is about sorting out teams, the cards and dealing your first hand.
Find three other people to play with you.
Choose two teams of two. Sit opposite your partner.
Sort out the cards
Remove 3 2 in the red suits and 4 3 2 1 in the black suits. You must have one joker.
Deal the cards
Deal three cards to each player starting on your left. Put one card in the middle of the table. Then deal four cards to each player. Place one card in the middle. Then deal three cards to each player. Put the final card in the middle.