Do you remember the classic solitaire game available on every Windows system? Well, we all managed to figure out how to play the game by ourselves by trying every possible move on every card. But have you played Pyramid Solitaire yet? And do you know how it’s played? If no, then we will provide you with a basic guide on how to play Pyramid Solitaire. Here’s everything you need to know.
The game is like any other card game which requires a deck of 52 cards. The ultimate objective of the game is to remove every card on the pyramid. So, how to do that? Let’s find out.
How to play Pyramid Solitaire
First of all, arrange the cards like a pyramid with overlapping cards on each row and increasing the row below by one card.
After arranging a pyramid, take the remaining cards and keep them aside.
Now, you have to remove each card from the pyramid by picking up two cards that add up to 13. For example- if you have 9 hearts and 4 spades, you can remove both as they add up to 13.
Unlike Solitaire, you don’t need to care about the color or the adjacent numbers of your card. All you need to care about is if the sum adds to 13.
All cards have the respective face values but face cards have the following values-
Aces- Value- 1
Jack- Value- 11
King- Value- 13
Note- Only opened cards can be removed. An overlapped card cant be removed before removing the card that is overlapping it.
If no combination on the first row adds up to 13, then you can take a card from the remaining set which was set aside.
If you get a King while drawing a card from the remaining set, the King directly gets removed as Kings have a value of 13 and do not need a pair to be removed.
Also, if you draw a card from the remaining set and there is no card in the game to pair it with, it goes to the waste pile. Unless you get a card that fits the combination, all cards you draw from the remaining set will go to the waste pile. Waste pile cards can be combined and moved if they equal to 13 as well.
Once the deck of remaining cards gets into the waste pile, the whole deck can be used again.
How to win
In order to win, you have to remove every card on your card pyramid. However, if you are stuck and can’t find any more moves to get the combination to 13, unfortunately, you will lose the game.
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