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Pyramid Solitaire

The classic game of Pyramid involves removing pairs of cards that total 13. Also known as Tut's Tomb and less commonly as Thirteen.

Difficulty: Easy

Rules are easy to understand.

Odds of winning: Very Low

Win about 1 in 7 games (14%).

Duration: Moderate

5 to 10 minutes per game.

Skill Level: Mostly Luck

Winning is mostly determined by luck. A small amount of skill is involved.

How to Play Pyramid

Game Objective

Discard all the pyramid cards.

Tableau Rules

  • Discard pairs of cards whose face values add up to 13. Where Jack is worth 11, Queen is 12 and King is 13.
  • A King may be discarded without a matching pair as it is already worth 13.

Stock Rules

  • An unlimited number of passes through the stock is permitted. There is no restriction on how many times the waste can be redealt to the stock.
  • The stock deals one card face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste Rules

  • There is one waste.
  • The top card is movable.