Pyramid Solitaire

Pyramid solitaire


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.


  1. Shuffle a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
  2. 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.
  3. Place the remaining cards in a stockpile as a draw pile.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Only cards that are not covered by other cards are available for selection.
  4. 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.
  5. Continue removing pairs or Kings until you have cleared the entire pyramid or until no more moves are possible.
  6. 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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