What Can I Play?
Interested in exploring the wider world of Pyramid games? With 518 games currently recorded on this wiki, it can sometimes be difficult and overwhelming to figure out what to try next. This page is intended to serve as a navigational chart to help players, new and old alike, find quality games. It has been carefully compiled and curated by experienced Starship Captains over the last 13 years. Not all of the games may be a good fit for your particular group, but each is notable in its own way. So, regardless of whether you have the opulent Pyramid Arcade, an older IceDice bag, or even some of the venerable Treehouse tubes, hopefully you will find something below that can give you hours (or at least minutes) of enjoyment.
Ready to dive a little deeper? Visit the Browse games page to find up-to-date lists of all games based on a variety of search criteria such as complexity, number of players, or equipment required.
Interested in seeing the most recent games, both complete and in development? Check out these Games Released in the Past Five Years
Feeling bold and adventurous? Want to try something wild and weird? There are many games in development that could use comments or playtesting.
Looking for more detailed reviews and comments? Have a read through our links to reviews found on the web.
Using These Lists
The most useful unit for counting pyramids is the "Trio" (one pyramid of each size, all of the same color). Most of the lists below are organized by how many trios are required per color. Most of the time, you can expand the number of games you can play with your collection by grouping trios from two similar colors and treating them as if they were a single color. This works particularly well for abstract games in which color does not have any meaning beyond player ownership.
|Recommended color pairs|
Many of the older game rules still refer to "Icehouse stashes", "Treehouse sets", or "Rainbow/Xeno stashes". These are all remnants of how the pyramids were packaged for sale by Looney Labs at the time the rules were written. In all cases, a "stash" means 5 trios in either a single color (Icehouse or monochrome) or five different colors (Treehouse, Rainbow, or Xeno).
Only representative games are listed in each section. Please see the additional links in each section for more related games.
- A = Winner of a Pyramid community or boardgame industry design award.
- F = (TO BE ADDED SOON) Fan favorites. These games rank consistently high on Starship Captain lists.
- P = Published Games
- SDG = Playable at SuperDuperGames
Any Color of Trios
Color does not actually matter in these games. As long as you have the right number of trios, you can play them.
- Full list of games requiring One color
Variable Number of Trios per Color
These games require a variable number of trios, usually based on the number of players.
- Full list of games requiring Trios per color per player
One Trio per Color
- Full list of games requiring One trio per color
Two Trios per Color
- Full list of games requiring Two trios per color
Three Trios per Color
- Full list of games requiring Three trios per color
Four Trios per Color
- Full list of games requiring Four trios per color
Five Trios per Color
- Full list of games requiring Five trios per color
Six Trios per Color or More
- Full list of games requiring Six trios per color or more
Online implementations of various games at: