BRAIN TEASER: Using two Aces, two Kings, two Queens and two Jacks one must lay out the cards so that:

Each Ace borders a King.
Each King borders a Queen.
Each Queen borders a Jack.
No Queen borders an Ace.
No two cards alike border one another.
Finally, the eight cards are positioned as in (Fig. 1).

SECRET: See (Fig. 2).

You should clarify that bordering in this case means vertically and horizontally, but not diagonally. What stumps most people is that when they hear the rules they assume that both Kings border Aces, both Queens border Kings and both Jacks border Queens, when you can see by looking at the solution in (Fig. 2) that they do not.

Any of the cards used for this puzzle would make a great poker hand. I remember playing poker once with a gypsy and we used tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died!

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