Pyramid General Gameplay:

Pyramid AKA Beeramid (Beer-a-mid) is a card game that is commonly used as a drinking game.the only requirement is 1 standard deck of playing cards.
Setup:One player begins by creating a pyramid of cards (see below picture). Place the cards face down on the table in rows (6 cards on the bottom row, 5 on the next, then 4, 3, 2, and with a 1 card peak on the top row). Next, the dealer passes out three cards to each player (face down). You can look at your cards only once and DO NOT let other players see them.

Card Pyramid

  • Start out by turning over the bottom left card.
  • Whichever player has a card with the same number as the card flipped can tell another player to take the drink
  • Players can pretend to have the card and “bluff” to give out drinks.
  • The player told to drink take the designated drink(s) or call the bluff.
  • If a player’s bluff is called, that player must drink double the designated drinks.
  • If the player was not bluffing (he must prove it by flipping over his card), the player originally told to drink now has to drink double the designated drinks.
  • A player who is forced to show his/her cards to is entitled to switch out the card with a new card from the deck.
  • After the drinks have been taken you go on to the next card.
  • If no one claims to have the card number you go on to the next card.
  • After the bottom row is all flipped, continue on the next row.
  • The number of drinks corresponds to the row in which that card was flipped.Bottom row is one, second row is two, ect…
  • players can only look at their card once, then lie their cards face down and remember them their positions.
  • If someone says the player is bluffing, the player has to find his card – taking out the wrong card results in a penalty where the player must drink twice the amount he would otherwise have dealt.


The object of the game is to make other players drink. What they drink is based on what cards that they think you have.

Video Explanation of Pyramid: