This post is sponsored by MobilityWare but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I’ve always been a fan of Solitaire, which helped me through many years of finding myself trapped on a couch with a napping baby in my arms that I didn’t dare risk waking, and many other times I was waiting for something. Somehow, playing a game that required thinking made me feel I was being productive, and I never minded times I had to wait as a result. These days I love to play a bit before I drift off to sleep, or wait for my children to come out of school, or sit with conditioner in my hair.
Pyramid Solitaire has been my favorite way to play Solitaire (find it by searching for “Pyramid”). It is the fastest growing title in MobilityWare’s suite of classic card games, which isn’t a surprise since it offers a twist on one of the most popular card games that is a bit more challenging and even more fun. Players must clear the pyramid by matching pairs of cards that equal 13. Each game takes one to two minutes to play, so if you are playing Pyramid Solitaire on-the-go, it’s perfect to play in between chores and tasks. I installed it onto my tablet and my phone so I can play my favorite card game either way.
Pyramid Solitaire is a card game you can play alone in your downtime, and in order to find those 13s you have to pair up two cards to total 13, as long as they are on top. You can see the cards underneath but you can’t access them until the two on top are both cleared, and you can shuffle through a set of the remaining cards to draw from to help clear that top layer. Kings are 13s, Queens are 12s, Jacks are 11s, and Aces are 1s.
The basic rules:
And the option for hints to help you start (I turned these off because I love a challenge):
Fun fact: MobilityWare was the first to offer Solitaire as a game app!
Needless to say, I had to my my new game truly my own. I love the artwork available for the backsplash and card backs from MobilityWare (I have other games from them as well and always dress my game up), and I chose something seasonal and super pretty. And then we played up a storm.
In addition to being fun for me, Pyramid Solitaire is a great way for young children to learn math. My son played with it and being challenged to recall ways to add up to 13 was a great way to reinforce what he is learning in school, so I was happy to pass off my phone game to him to play it in the car on the way to school. A brain game to stay sharp is great for me and teaches him too.
Looking for a better way to spend your downtime? Search for Pyramid on your tablet or smart phone and download (it’s free) Pyramid Solitaire from MobilityWare.