How to Play Pyramid Solitaire With Cards
For the uninitiated, how to play Pyramid Solitaire with cards? This is a game that has its roots in ancient Greece. The game has its own distinct personality, with puzzles and strategies for players to learn to master.
When playing, keep in mind that the player will have a pile of three cards on each side of the table. These cards can be of any suits, from the Ace and King to the Ace and the King. Just as important, they can be of any numbers from zero to fifty.
There are two types of cards in the game. Those used in the game are called wheel cards. This includes the card that face the wheel when it is pulled, and those used in the puzzle as well.
Two sets of four cards, called facings, form a set. They can be made up of different suits, but all are part of a set. If a player only has a pair or a high card, he or she will always be able to have the next set that is available.
When one person has a set of three cards and a set of four, the card that is the next face up and the remaining two cards can be shuffled. For every set of the set of four that was played will not be available. This is so the player does not become out of cards, and also to make sure that there are no gaps in the set.
Every card has a suit associated with it. The nine of clubs has a king as the first suit, queen as the second, and a jack as the third. Another pair has diamonds as the first suit, and the other has clubs as the second. Diamondsare the best suited card when they are in a set.
The jack has a diamond as the first suit, but it also has a king. It is not the most suited card in a set, but is the highest ranked. The other suit has the ace as the first suit, and the joker has a king. Jacks are not among the highest-suited cards in a set, but the highest ranking.
The ace has the crown as the first suit and the straight as the second. This is the highest ranked of the high cards in a set. The ace and the straight are not in a set, and therefore do not count.
The top ten cards, called the major, and the bottom ten cards, called the minor, form the pyramid. The top ten cards are the left hand, the middle five cards, and the right hand. There are ten face up cards for the minor cards, and ten face down cards for the major cards.
When a player has played their card, it is the face up card for the top card, and the face down card for the bottom card. The player has five turns to finish the round, during which they will have to work to get rid of their pile of cards.
The five turns begin with the first, which consists of a player “drawing” their cards, in which the deck gets refreshed by popping the top cards off the deck. They then add these cards to their hand, and take the one card from the top, called the king. They then pass their cards to the left and continue their five turns.
The second turn is the “deal” turn, during which the player must deal with each face up card, except the ace, one card at a time. This takes place over five turns. The first card dealt must be the ace, and the last dealt must be the king. The cards are put back in the deck, and the player must deal with each card once more, this time dealing with the ace, then the king.