Game Hints, Tricks, & Tips: Pyramid Solitaire Sliver

Hi Gamers!

As the practice rounds for our next game tournament—Pyramid Solitaire Silver—begin, I wanted to share a few special game hints for you blog readers that you can try in order to help increase your score! Feel free to mix and match them according to your personal play style.

The most important tip is to memorize the combinations that add up to 13. You’ll need to know at a moment’s glance that the following numbers always match up:

  • Ace – Queen
  • Two – Jack
  • Three – Ten
  • Four – Nine
  • Five – Eight
  • Six – Seven
  • And don’t forget to always pick up the King!
  • Once you’ve got that down, let’s take a closer look at the play area.

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1.)    Look up the pyramid. This can influence the choices you make now by leaving yourself open to future options.

2.)    Match cards within the pyramid before going to your pile. Remember, to get the bonus you’ll need to clear the pyramid. Get two birds with one stone by making that internal match!

3.)    Before you start playing, flip the first card. You can play off the left or right piles, so give yourself more options when making the first move.

4.)    Always try to play from the waste pile. This will reveal other cards you bypassed earlier and will give you a second chance at them!

Looking for even more? Try out these pro game tips:

  • If you don’t think you’ll be able to work though the pyramid (by noticing a block near the top, for example) begin making matches in your draw/waste pile. These cards still count for points and can help you build longer scoring chains!
  • Count Cards. There are always 24 cards in the draw pile every time you get a new pyramid. If you’re really stuck on one pyramid, it may be good to quickly push through the last few flips & get onto that new deal.
  • Play it again! It may take a few games for you to get into the ‘zone’ of play.

So blog readers, I hope you enjoyed these special game hints and tips! Hopefully they will help you get a high score and maybe even WIN SOME CASH! Remember, the tournament is next Wednesday, August 28th so keep practicing and playing as much as you can!

Good Luck & Happy Gaming!

-Greg L.
Junior Game Designer

P.S. We’d love to hear any tips or tricks you like to use while playing! Please share them in the comments section below!


11 thoughts on “Game Hints, Tricks, & Tips: Pyramid Solitaire Sliver”

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Another benefit for the system is the constructed in liability as a result of nature in the system.

  3. Kanika Loeung says:

    My top score of game is monkey gems. So I keep playing that game.

  4. Mark Baker says:

    For the tournaments – like Pyramid Solitaire Silver – you should make it much clearer that you are only allowed to play with one tab of one window. Put that on the basic Game Information or How to Play section or in the Tournament description.
    As it is, you have to look in the fine print. People may be cheating without realizing it!

    Last tournament (Klondike Gold) there were people who had so many tokens that they CLEARLY had multiple windows going.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Mark, yes, people are disqualified if multiple tabs are open for this tournament. Please refer to the tournament rules and terms of use for more information: http://games.pch.com/tournament-rules?id=158 and http://games.pch.com/terms.

      - Jussie W. at PCH

      1. Mark Baker says:

        Jessie,

        I do realize that you can be disqualified, but I’m saying that many people may not realize it because it is kind of buried in the fine print.

        Why not make it clear on the main page when you play the tournament?

  5. Barb S. says:

    I’m doing the daily jigsaw, which I play pretty much every day, and something weird is happening today that I’ve never before encountered. I started playing the puzzle, and I was thinking that it didn’t seem like there were near as many pieces as usual. Then I discovered that all it has are the pieces for all the frame/edge of the puzzle, no pieces for the inside. Is anyone else getting this today??

    1. Barb S. says:

      Sorry…Jigsaw Deluxe is what I’m talking about.

      1. Barb S. says:

        One more! Sorry… no idea still what happened initially, but I just quit the puzzle and hit play again, and now it looks like all the pieces are there. Weirdness over!

    2. Mark Baker says:

      Barb,
      There is an “EDGE” button at the bottom of the playing area. If you push it then only the EDGE pieces show. This is handy if you like to start by making the edge. If you push the EDGE button again, then all of the other pieces appear again.

  6. Kanika Loeung says:

    PCH design games are awesome! I’d like to play them all.

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