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Pyramid Solitaire

Pyramid Solitaire
A game of Pyramid - Click the picture to enlarge
  • Family: Adding games
  • Deck: Single 52-card
  • Redeals: 2
  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low - about 1 in 15 games

Rules

  • Object of the game: To discard the 52 cards to the waste pile.
Setup
  • For this game you need a standard 52-card deck.
  • Shuffle and deal 28 overlapping cards in the shape of a pyramid (see image).
Game Procedure
  • Discard any available pairs of cards whose added values are 13. For example: A+Q, 2+J, 3+10, 4+9, 5+8, 6+7. The value of the Kings is 13, so you can discard them by themselves.
  • You can make pairs from:
    • exposed cards on the pyramid
    • any exposed card and the top card of the stock pile
    • any exposed card and the top card of the waste pile.
  • Deal one card at a time from the stock to the waste pile. If it is a King or a card that can be paired with a card on the pyramid, discard it/them.
  • Two redeals are permitted in this game.
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A game of Pyramid in SolSuite Solitaire

A game of Pyramid in SolSuite Solitaire

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