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Joker Pyramid

Original Solitaire

Game info: Adding games type; 1 deck (52 cards); 2 redeals

  • Game time: Medium
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Skill level: Mostly chance
  • Chance of winning: Low; about 1 in 10; 10%

Object of the game: To discard all the cards in pairs totaling thirteen.

Solitaire Rules

  • This variation of Pyramid is played in the same way as the parent game but with a Joker added to the deck.

  • Discard any pair of exposed cards (not covered by any other card), regardless of suit, which total thirteen. The valid pairs are:
    A and Q
    2 and J
    3 and 10
    4 and 9
    5 and 8
    6 and 7
    Joker and any available card

  • Jacks are worth 11. Queens are worth 12.

  • Kings are worth 13 and are discarded singularly. To discard a King, simply click on it.

  • Pairs may be made from:
    – The stock card and an exposed pyramid card;
    – The top waste card and an exposed pyramid card;
    – Two exposed pyramid cards.


  • Turn up one card at a time from the stock to the waste by clicking.

  • Two redeals are permitted (three deals in all).

Waste (1 pile: below stock)

  • The top card is available for play.

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