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NEW! The database has been updated! See the page Browse games for links to more complete and up-to-date lists. Note: the games listed directly on this page are still a good place to start.

If you've come to this page, you've probably got a couple of Treehouse sets, maybe some Martian Coasters, and a desire to go beyond those two games. This page is intended to provide a central, organized list of quality pyramid games, so that you can quickly find a proven solid game that you have sufficient pieces, players, time, and other equipment to play. Select your highest priority or consideration to see the games that qualify.

Only representative games are listed here under each heading. You can click on each subheading title to see more eligible games in that category. (more complete lists based on pyramid sets and stashes may be found over on the Browse games page)

If you're interested in seeing the most recent games published and in development, check out what's new in 2012 or 2013.

Feeling bold and adventurous? Want to try something wild and weird? There are many games in development that could use your attention.

Looking for reviews on or guidance with the 444 varieties of pyramid games listed on this site? Check out our links to reviews found on the web.

Games Playable with Pyramid Arcade

Pyramid Arcade is 22 games in one box that comes with three trios of in ten colors (three rainbow Treehouse sets and three xeno Treehouse sets) along with the required components.

List of games playable with Pyramid Arcade

Number of Treehouse Sets

This section is for pyramid games that require Treehouse sets. The more Treehouse sets you have, the more games you can play (as is obvious below). Once you have five matching Treehouse sets, you can play nearly every game on this wiki... but you can only play all of them—or only play with more than four or five players—with five sets of both Xeno and Rainbow Treehouse.

IceDice is equivalent to two Treehouse sets.
Pyramid Arcade is equivalent to three Treehouse sets and three Xeno Treehouse sets.

As should be obvious, assume that you can play every game that requires fewer sets than you currently own; designers will only list games in the one sub-section which covers the minimum required number of sets.

Legend

One Set per Player

IceDice (PP)
Plutonian Poker, +1 set

One Set

3-High
Apophis
Armada, 2-player only1
Cardinal Connections
Cold Spell
Crosswalk
Drip
Epicycle
Gleebs and Grues
Ice Age
IceGolf
IceSickle
Martian Coasters (PP)
Martian 8-Ball
Moon Shot
Nothing Beats a Large
Penguin Soccer (SDG)
Pharaoh (PP)
Pink Hijinks
Pyramideto
Rotationary (Hypo)
Thin Ice1 (PwP)
Tic Tac Doh! (I7)
Treehouse, up to 4 players (PP)
Twin Win
Zamboni Wars

Two Sets

Alien City
Flags2
Folio
Freeze Tag
Gnaqush
Ice Dao
Landing Zone
Martian Chess, up to 3 players (PwP, I7, 3H, (PP), SDG)
Mundialito
Quintazone, 4 to 5 players
Timelock
Treehouse, up to 9 players (PP)
Virus Fight

Three Sets

Black ICE (3H), (PP)
Binary Homeworlds (3H), (PP)
Dectana
Martian Chess, up to 5 players (PwP, I7, 3H, (PP), SDG)
Pyrinoes
Quintazone, 3 players only
Trice
World War 5 (PP)
Zark City (PP)

Four Sets

Folio
Infiltrate
Martian Chess, up to 6 players (PwP, I7, 3H, (PP), SDG)
Moscow Ice

Five Sets

Alien City (SDG)
Ambush
Blam! (SDG)
Branches & Twigs & Thorns (PwP, SDG)
CrackeD Ice (Hypo)
Edges (Zillions of Games)
Extinction
Gnostica, up to 5 players (PwP, Hypo)
Hextris (IGDC)
Homeworlds (PwP, I7, (PP), SDG)
Icehouse, up to 5 players (PwP, (PP), I7)
IceTowers, up to 5 players (PwP, I7), (PP)
Invaders of Mars
Kotra
Logger
Mandala
Martian Backgammon (PwP)
Nile
Pikemen (PwP, SDG)
Pylon (IGDC)
Quicksand
Quintazone, 2 players only
RAMbots (PwP)
Skurdir
Sprawl
Stack Control
Subdivision
Synapse-Ice
Torpedo, up to 5 players (IGDC)
Undercut (IGDC)
Volcano, with Volcano caps (PwP, I7, GWC, SDG)
Zagami (PwP)
Zarcana, up to 5 players
Zendo (PwP, Hypo, I7, SDG)

Six Sets or More

Blockade
Caldera (PP)
Gnostica, up to 6 players (PwP, Hypo)
IceTowers, up to 6 players (PwP, I7), (PP)
Mega Volcano (PwP, I7, SDG)
Zarcana, up to 10 players

RX and R+X+

The RX and R+X+ categories include pyramid games require both Rainbow and Xeno sets but less than a complete Ten House set. For example, those under the RX category only require one set of each, while those in the R+X+ category may be playable with the pyramids in an IceDice set and a Xeno booster or two.

Flags

For a comprehensive list of games playable with ten or more Treehouse sets (i.e., a complete set) or odd combinations of more than five Xeno and Rainbow sets, see the links for six stashes or more below. Some games require a complete set of both five Xenos and five Rainbow sets. Those in this final category are also tagged 10HOUSE .


Number of Pyramid Stashes

This section is for pyramid games that use monochrome stashes.

As should be obvious, assume that you can play every game that requires fewer stashes than you currently own; designers will only list games in the one sub-section which covers the minimum required number of stashes.

Legend

One Stash per Player

Armada Two-Player; or Multiplayer (PwP)
Blam! (SDG)
Branches & Twigs & Thorns (PwP, SDG)
CrackeD Ice (Hypo)
Gnostica (PwP, Hypo)
Icehouse (PwP, I7), (PP)
IceSickle
IceTowers (PwP, I7)

, (PP):Martian Coasters (PP)

Moscow Ice
Nothing Beats a Large (min. 3)
Pharaoh
Pikemen (PwP, SDG)
Quintazone
Subdivision (SDG)
Thin Ice (PwP)
Torpedo (IGDC)
World War 5
Zamboni Wars
Zarcana
Zark City (PP)

Single Stash

Cold Spell
Drip
Epicycle
Ice Age
IceGolf
Moon Shot
Pink Hijinks
Tic Tac Doh! (I7)
Rotationary (Hypo)
Treehouse, up to 4 players (PP)

Two Stashes

Ambush
Edges (Zillions of Games)
Freeze Tag
Gnaqush
Hextris, 2 players (IGDC)
Ice Dao
Infiltrate
Kotra
Krump
Landing Zone
Martian Backgammon (PwP)
Martian Chess, up to 3 players (PwP, I7, 3H, (PP), SDG)
Mundialito
Penguin Soccer (SDG)
Pylon (IGDC)
Quicksand
Sprawl
Synapse-Ice
Timelock
Treehouse, up to 9 players (PP)

Three Stashes

Alien City (SDG)
Crosswalk
Dectana
Hextris, up to 3 players (IGDC)
Invaders of Mars
Martian Chess, up to 5 players (PwP, I7, 3H, SDG)
Unocitta
Trice

Four Stashes

Binary Homeworlds (3H), (PP)
Extinction
Homeworlds (PwP, I7, (PP), SDG)
Mandala
Martian Chess, up to 6 players (PwP, I7, 3H, SDG)
RAMbots (PwP)
Skurdir
Zagami (PwP)
Zendo (PwP, Hypo, I7, SDG)

Five Stashes

3-High
Apophis
Black ICE (3H), (PP)
IceDice
Logger
Pyrinoes
Stack Control
Nile
Plutonian Poker
Pyramideto
Super Death Ray
Twin Win
Undercut
Virus Fight

Six Stashes

Blockade
Volcano (PwP, I7, GWC, SDG)

Seven Stashes

Eight Stashes

Mega Volcano with Volcano Caps

Nine Stashes

Mega Volcano

Ten Stashes

Flags

Eleven Stashes

Time to Play

Many pyramid games can be played in a matter of minutes.

Some require around a half hour; and others can take an hour or more.

Still others have no set limit and could, theoretically, be played indefinitely or until the players want to quit.

Number of Players

Choose the number of players you have on hand to play:

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games for play groups that can be any size

Other Languages

Czech

Esperanto

French (Francaise)

German (Deutsch)

Polish (Polski)

Slovak

Spanish (Espanol)

Other Equipment Required

Choose what other equipment with which you want to play:

Boards Cards Game Pieces

Chess (8x8)
Wheel board
Volcano (5x5)
Mega-Volcano (6x6)
Hex
GRYB System
Custom

Standard Deck
Tarot Deck
Aquarius Deck
Uno Cards
Decktet

Dice
Gaming Stones
Polyhedral Dice
Martian Coasters
Piecepack
Dominoes
Scrabble Tiles

Got older, solid pyramids? You can still play any of these games.

Theme and Mechanics

Choose a common theme, styles of play, or general rule mechanics:

Theme Style Mechanics

Abstract
Combat
Martian
Mystical
Real Estate
Robots
Space
Sports

Dexterity
Placement
Programming
Push Your Luck
Race
Roleplaying
Solitaire

Capture
Color Powers
Freeform Board
Stacking
Turnless
Hidden information

Online Play

Online implementations of various games at:

Edges can be played at Zillions of Games

Martian Chess has a free iPhone app.