The well-known classic Pyramid Solitaire game has entertained thousands of players for, well thousands of years. There is no real fact information on what the actual date or year the game was coined on, but some say it could be even 17th century. Perhaps some variations of the game are that old – perhaps even older! The name of the game does suggest it could be from the ancient Egyptian times. Anyhow, enough with the history lesson. Let’s dig into quickly looking at what the game is about and some interesting facts you might not know about Pyramid Solitaire.
The goal of the game is to empty seven rows of cards that make up a card pyramid. You can empty cards by pairing up cards that has a combined value of thirteen. Examples of these kind of pairs would be 5 and 8, Queen and Ace, and King by itself. The simplicity of the game certainly has had an impact on how popular the game has become. The real challenge and competitiveness of the game really comes from how fast you can empty the rows – in other words – how many points you can collect. A good online casual gaming site Pasianssi.com features Pyramid Solitaire where you can practise and time your games.
As promised, here are some fun facts that you might not yet know about the classic Pyramid Solitaire game.
- There are various versions out there of the game. In one version, as an example, player can go through the deck as many times as they would like to – extending the game.
- It’s said that the first, original version of the Pyramid Solitaire was called Tut’s Tomb – referring even more to ancient Egyptian times.
- Pyramid Solitaire has a variation called Giza in which you deal the deck to three separate card pyramids before starting the game. The remaining cards are dealt under the pyramids and can be used to make pairs.