How to Play Pyramid - Rules for another very popular solitaire game.
Pyramid is one of the best-known and well-loved solitaire card games. It's easy
to learn, but difficult to win, and offers plenty of room for skillful play. As
you play the game more, you'll find that there is more to it than appears at first
Pyramid is one of the very best of the "simple addition" games, where the object
is to remove pairs of cards totaling a certain amount (in this case, thirteen).
The game is begun by dealing 28 cards, face up, to the "tableau" in the form
of a pyramid (or triangle). The remaining 24 cards form the "stock". The "waste"
pile is initially empty.
The object of the game is to remove all the cards from the stock, tableau, and
waste. Cards are removed singly or in pairs that add up to 13, regardless of suit.
Kings count as 13, Queens as 12, Jacks as 11, and all other cards as their face
value (Ace = 1).
Only cards that are completely visible are available for play. The top card of
the waste pile, if any, is also available for play. If the top card of the stock
cannot be played, move it to the wastepile.
When all the stock cards have been played or moved to the wastepile, you can
move all the cards from the waste back into the stock. In this way, you can go through
the deck up to three times.
The game is won if you remove all the cards from the tableau, stock, and waste.