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@@include('./partials/rules.html', { "gameName": "Pyramid", "rules": "The most popular member of the Simple Addition family. Although it rarely comes out, Pyramid is widely played and is the subject of elaborate record-keeping on the part of some devoted followers. Layout —Deal twenty-eight cards in the form of a pyramid. (See diagram.) This is composed of successive rows of one to seven cards. Each card is overlapped by two cards of the row below. A card in the pyramid is available if not covered by any other. At the outset, the seven cards of the bottom row are available. The play of two adjacent cards releases one card in the sixth row, and so on. Play —From available cards, remove and discard all kings singly, and all other cards in pairs that total thirteen. (In the diagram, the following may be removed: ♦ K; ♦ 6 and ♥ 7; ♠ A and ♠ Q; ♥ 8 and ♥ 5; ♠ K; ♦ 9 and ♠ 4. Turn up cards from the hand singly, placing unplayable cards face up on a single wastepile. The top card of this pile and the card in hand are available. Note that a card turned up from the hand may be matched with a card on the wastepile. To win the game, not only the pyramid but also the wastepile must be cleared away and discarded. Competitive Scoring —This is a method of playing Pyramid against “par” or another player. A match is six games. In each game two redeals are permitted. If the player clears away the pyramid on the first deal, he scores fifty less the number of cards remaining in the hand, and he may use the redeals to deplete this number. If the pyramid is cleared away in the second deal, the score is thirty-five, less residue of the hand after the third deal. If the pyramid is cleared away in the third deal, the score is twenty less the cards in hand. If the pyramid is not cleared away in three deals, the score is minus the total of cards left in pyramid and hand. Par is a net score of zero in six games, and any net plus may be considered a win. Two or more players in competition compare their net scores for a series of six games. Since the order of the cards in hand is known after the first deal, there is scope for some planning of the play in the redeals. "})