Pyramid Scoring

All scoring in Pyramid revolves around the Bonus, the value of which is displayed constantly. The game starts with the Bonus at 100 points and is counted down at a rate of 1 point every 3 seconds.

The Good Points

Discarding a pair of cards totalling 131 x Bonus
Discarding a King2 x Bonus
Demolishing a row of the pyramidBonus Increases by 50 Points
Clearing out the reserveBonus Increases by 50 Points

The Bad Points

Every time Undo is used-100 Points
Each Re-deal (Rules 3 and 4)Bonus Resets if Above 100

Completion Bonus

If you manage to win the game then the Bonus x 10 will be added to your score.

Scoring Strategy

To achieve the big scores, you need to increase the Bonus to a nice respectable level as soon as possible by clearing out the pyramid and reserve quickly. This will result in you being awarded more points for all further pairs. As Kings are worth double, it is worth leaving any in the reserve until the Bonus has been cranked up nice and high. Theoretical maximum scores are 15,500 for 6 row pyramids and 16,000 for 7 rows.

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