Pyramid Poker - PAW

Start Time: Friday 8:30 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom 23
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Tony Davis
Coordinator(s): David Turner, Keri Turner
Duration:1/2 hour
Player Max:4
Signed up:1
Track(s):Play & Win, Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 12
Description:

Pyramid Poker is a two-player design that consists of 54 wooden rectangular blocks, 52 of them with the standard card deck distribution (2-A in four suits) on one side and two of them with a pharaoh on one side.

Each player takes fifteen blocks and turns the blocks so that only they see what's on them. They take turns placing the blocks into a two-dimensional pyramid-shaped structure, again seeing only their blocks, then they take turns removing any one block from the pyramid and placing it into one of three poker hands that they're constructing. Each poker hand is competing against the one opposite it that's being built by the opponent.

If a player draws a pharaoh, they draw three face-down blocks that weren't initially chosen, discard two of them, then add the third block to one of their poker hands.

Once all the blocks have been removed, the player who wins two or three of the poker hands wins!

Player Note: This game is a two player game. As we have multiple copies of the game available we will be able to run two games of this side by side.