The objective of Pyramid Solitaire is to remove all the cards from the pyramid by pairing cards that have a combined value of 13. Kings have a value of 13 and can be removed individually.
- Shuffle a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
- Deal 28 cards face-up in the shape of a pyramid, with each row overlapping the row above it. The pyramid should have 7 rows, with the first row containing 1 card, the second row 2 cards, and so on.
- Place the remaining cards in a stockpile as a draw pile.
- Look for pairs of cards in the pyramid that add up to 13. For example, a 7 can be paired with a 6, an 8 with a 5, and so on. Kings can be removed individually as they have a value of 13.
- Click on or select the two cards that add up to 13 or click on a King to remove it. Once selected, the cards will be removed from the pyramid.
- Only cards that are not covered by other cards are available for selection.
- If you cannot find any pairs that add up to 13 or Kings to remove, click on the draw pile to reveal one card at a time. You can only go through the draw pile once, so use it strategically.
- Continue removing pairs or Kings until you have cleared the entire pyramid or until no more moves are possible.
- If you clear the pyramid, you win! If there are no more moves available and cards remain in the pyramid, the game is over and you lose.
- Plan your moves carefully. Look for opportunities to create pairs that will expose more cards.
- Focus on uncovering cards in the lower rows of the pyramid first, as they will provide more options for pairing.
- Try to expose Kings early, as they can be removed without needing a pair.
- Pay attention to the order of removal. Removing certain cards may open up new opportunities for pairing.
Pyramid Solitaire is a relaxing and enjoyable card game that requires a mix of strategy and luck. With this simple guide, you’re ready to start playing and uncover the hidden cards in the pyramid!
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