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Giza is a Pyramid variation invented by Michael Keller. It offers more choice of strategy during play since all cards are visible from the beginning of the game. Similar matching games in Solitaire Plus also includes Nestor.

 

Giza Layout

 

Layout

 

A stack of 28 cards, arranged in seven rows forming a pyramid shape.
At the beginning of the game, only the seven cards of the last row in the pyramid are available for play.
The remaining cards are dealt to eight tableau piles spread downward.

 

Play

 

Discard pairs of cards that total thirteen (13) by matching available cards from the tableau or pyramid with any other available card. Matches include: A-Q, 2-J, 3-10, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7.
Only the top cards of the tableau piles are available for play.
As cards become completely uncovered within the pyramid, they become available for play. Cards uncovered by a card in play from the pyramid are not available.
Discard Kings singly by tapping them.

 

To Win

 

Move all the cards to the discard pile.

 

Scoring: One point for each card moved to the discard pile.

 

Chance of Winning: 1 in 3 games.