Pyramids Solitaire (also called Tri Peaks Solitaire, Tri Pyramids
Solitaire or Three Pyramids Solitaire) is a popular one deck solitaire
game, combining elements of Pyramid Solitaire and Golf Solitaire.
Pyramids Solitaire has quite simple rules and a great scoring system,
all that encourages players to keep trying to get a better score.
The aim of Tri-Pyramids Solitaire is to move all the cards from the tableau
three pyramids layout to the waste pile, at the same time as maximizing your score.
The game is played with a single pack of 52 playing cards. The cards are
dealt form a stock to a tableau consisting of three overlapping
pyramids, 10 card base and 3 cards height. A single card is then dealt
face up from the remaining stock to start a waste pile that is built on
during the game.
How to Play
Pyramids Solitaire is an elimination game. The top card of the waste is
face up, and any card of neighbouring rank (i.e. Jack and Queens or
Tens, Nines and Tens or Eights) can be moved onto the waste. Players can
only select cards that don't have cards on top of them. A King can be
moved onto an Ace, and vice-versa.
To finish Pyramids Solitaire, all cards must be eliminated from the tableau.
The way to maximize the score in Pyramids Solitaire is to form long sequences of moves where a player only removes cards from the tableau.
This is because when there is a sequence of moves from the tableau, the score got for each move keeps incrementing.
The first card moved from the tableau will give 10 points. The next card moved from the tableau will give 20 points, and the next
card after that will give 30 points and so on.
If a card deat from the stock, the sequence will be interrupted.
To maximize your score in Pyramids Solitaire, try to form long sequences of moves from the tableau. It can sometimes pay to deliberately not move
a card to the waste, because it could be used to form an even longer sequence later. Use Wild Card (Joker) if you see you are blocked and
have a lack of cards in the stock.