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Pyramid

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Also known as Pile of Twenty-Eight. Similar matching games in Solitaire Plus include Giza and Nestor.

 

Pyramid Layout

 

Layout

 

A tableau 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.

 

Play

 

Discard pairs of cards that total thirteen (13) by matching available cards from the tableau (pyramid), the stock, or wastepiles with any other available card. Matches include: A-Q, 2-J, 3-10, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7.
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.

 

Stock

 

Turn cards from the stock one at a time, placing the card in the first of two wastepiles.
The top card of both wastepiles is always available for play.
Two recycles of the stock are allowed (for three total passes through stock).

 

To Win

 

Move all the cards to the discard pile within two recycles of the stock.

 

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

 

Chance of Winning: 1 in 50 games on first pass. 1 in 7 games if the stock is recycled up to the allowed two times.