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1 Deck.  Hard (10%).  Skill/Luck balanced.



To pair up all cards and move them out of play to the waste pile.



3 Pyramids of 28 cards, 21 cards, and 3 cards each.  Only uncovered cards are available for play.  Cards are paired in 2 ways: cards of the same rank may be paired, or cards whose ranks add to 13 may be paired. To remove a pair, pick up one of the cards and drag it onto the other.  Kings are removed singly by clicking.


1 waste pile (starts empty) - where paired cards go out of play.



Any pair of cards whose ranks add to 13 can be discarded.  The valid pairs are Queen-Ace, Jack-Two, 10-3, 9-4, 8-5, 7-6.  Kings are discarded singly.  To discards Kings, simply click on them.  Also, any pair of cards of the same rank may be paired, such as two 8's or two Queens.



Pharaohs is a variation of Pyramid.  It is a totally open game (meaning that all cards are visible from the initial deal) which gives greater opportunity for strategy than Pyramid does.  Pharaohs was invented by Bryan Stout.


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