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What are Looney Pyramids?

Looney Pyramids are multi-purpose game pieces used for playing numerous different abstract strategy tabletop games. 

These colorful plastic pyramids were created in 1987 and are conceptually similar to a deck of playing cards. If you have a set of these pyramids in your bag, you'll always have a game to play!
 
The pyramids come in 3 sizes, referred to simply as Small, Medium, and Large pieces, and are available in a plethora of colors.
 
How Do You Play With Looney Pyramids?
 
Games for the pyramids are many and varied. They range from easy, luck-based fillers to challenging, pure strategy brain-burners. Most pyramid games require additional equipment, such as dice, gameboards, cards, and tokens, but some call only for pyramids and a flat playing surface.
 
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Equipment: First you will need some pyramids. The pyramids have been sold in a variety of different packaging styles over the years. Currently, the core product is Pyramid Arcade, which contains 22 complete games and a full-spectrum set of 90 pyramids. A new line of smaller sets focused on specific games is planned for release in fall 2020. (See the recently funded Pyramid Quartet Kickstarter for a preview.)

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imgRules: There are now hundreds of different pyramid games being played by the community of pyramid fans, and more are being invented all the time. Whichever game you start with is always just the beginning... the system invites you to learn other games. This page provides a jumping-off place for finding to the rules to your next favorite pyramid game. See also the Meta Rules of pyramid games for high-level game concepts.

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History: The pyramids have a long, rich history (some of which is fictional). The pyramids started as pieces for a complex and mostly forgotten game called Icehouse, but in 1993, when Andy challenged himself and his friends to invent other games for the pyramids, they discovered just how versatile these game pieces really are.

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Community: There’s an active fanbase for players of pyramid games, who are known as Starship Captains. To gain this title, you need to learn at least ten games, then make a list of your favorites, ranked by desire to play.

How can I buy Looney Pyramids?

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As of summer 2020, the best option is Pyramid Arcade. This big box contains all the pyramids, boards, dice, cards, and more to play 22+ games - a full library of games in one box!

Check back this fall, when you will also have the option of starting with a smaller, standalone pyramid game and working your way up. Look for the Pyramid Quartet series: Nomids, Martian Chess, Ice Duo, and Homeworlds.

Find a game store or buy it online in USA