I read the instructions and diz5 is right. The game does not play right. If you complete a pile, another card falls on top of it from somewhere and you can do nothing with it until it plays in its designated stack. The game I just played only had 7 kings. I know it did because I went through the whole reserve pile and none showed up and none were showing in the face-up stacks. It is a good game, tho. I really wish it played correctly.
Apologies all over the place!!! I went back and reread the instructions for this game and it does indeed play the way it is supposed to. I did not realize the cards under the kings in the beginning are 'trapped' and are not released until you play a queen on that pile. The card that is released cannot be played until it is needed on a pile. The game is much more interesting when you know how to play!! Really good game!