Pyramid Solitaire is not so well known, but it can be found in the collections of solitaire connoisseurs. In addition to the simple “pyramid”, there are also many options of solitaire others similar to them in shape, but differing in layout rules.
Pyramid Solitaire Rules
In order to play Pyramid Solitaire, you will need a deck of 52 cards. The goal of the game is to free the playing field from all the cards (ideally). After shuffling the deck, you begin to lay out the cards face up in rows that overlap the previous row. In the first – one card, in the second – two, in the third – three, and so on up to the seventh row inclusive. As a result, 28 cards will be open on the table, laid out in a kind of pyramid (hence the name of the game). The cards that are left, put the stack face down.
The cards are assigned numerical values:
- 1 – ace,
- 11 – jack,
- 12 – queen,
- 13 – king.
The remaining cards correspond to their face value.
During the game, the player removes the cards that are open in pairs, not loaded from above, totaling 13 points, i.e. a seven and a six, or a jack and a deuce… The king cleans up by himself, without a pair. The suit does not matter in this game. The removed cards do not take part in the further game. If you have completed all possible moves with open cards, or there were no moves initially, you can start flipping through the postponed deck.
We deal with cards from the deck according to the same rules as with the cards in the pyramid. If the next card opened in the deck does not add up to 13 with any of the open ones, open a new one. By prior arrangement, you can flip through the deck one or more times. You win if all the cards are removed from the playing field.
There are also about several dozen computer versions of Pyramid solitaire, and every day programmers do not sit back, but work for our pleasure, creating new masterpieces. Thanks to them, we have at our disposal new decks of cards, a bright playing field and even the opportunity to play arcade games, solving increasingly complex layouts.