Pyramid is a solitaire game where the object is to get all the cards from the pyramid to the foundation.
Pairs of cards can be removed if their values total 13. In this game, Jacks value at 11, Queens at 12, and Kings at 13. Thus, kings
can be removed immediately. Cards must not be covered. Thus when an Ace rests on a Queen, that Queen can not be removed. When going through the stock, the cards are drawn one at a time with no re-deal. To win, get all the cards from the pyramid to the foundation.
Variations: Three cards at a time from the stack, repeating until no matches can be made; placing all cards totalling 13 in a stack.
Seven cards are dealt below the pyramid. These cards can match each other exposed cards in the pyramid or from the stack
Conditions for winning
There are two versions of Pyramid Solitaire :
- * Relaxed Pyramid Solitaire - to be considered won, all cards from the pyramid must be moved to the foundation; the game can still be won with cards left in the stack.
In addition, Pyramid Solitaire can also be played for a set number of rounds or for unlimited rounds. In a "set number of rounds" game, if there are no possible plays left when the final round ends, it is considered a loss. A game with an unlimited number of rounds continues until either all cards are cleared (see Conditions For Winning), which would be a win, or no more matches are possible, which would be a loss.
A variation of the game was released on the Microsoft Entertainment Pack
in 1990, under the name Tut's Tomb.