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TriPeaks Solitaire (some of you may know it as TriTowers, MagicTowers, or ThreeTowers) offers fans of the original Klondike format something different, a new task in fresh surroundings. TriPeaks, however, is not a new game; in fact, it was created way back in 1989 by Robert Hogue - who, incidentally, still develops and updates of the game. Layout
Like all of the spin-off versions of solitaire, Tri Peaks remains respectful to the original game and while the gameplay is different, the end goal is the same. Where the Klondike version of solitaire relies a lot on luck, Tri Peaks requires a lot more thought and skill to complete.
As the name suggests, Tri Peaks involves three peaks, these are formed in the shape of pyramids. 18 cards are dealt in overlapping and face-down to make three pyramids. Overlapping these pyramids, a further ten cards are dealt face-up with the remaining cards used to make up a stock pile, one of which is lies face-up, creating the waste pile.