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Know any good poker games?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rick Vaughn, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Rick Vaughn

    Rick Vaughn New Member

    Tonight's poker night and we're playing some dealer choice. Looking for some good, obsure poker games to play. Anybody know some?

    One of my favorites is King Shit. Everyone puts 50-cents into the pot, then you play it like 5-card draw, except there is no betting and Kings and the lowest card in your hand are wild. You count to three, if you're out, you drop your hand, if you're in you get to draw. If you win, you get the pot--lose and you have to match it. The game ends when only one person stays and beats the first five cards off the deck. Great game.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Follow the Queen, Baseball and Screw Your Neighbor are always fun. I'll leave the last one open to interpretation.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Damn, there's so many...probably everyone has similar games, with different names and variations...

    Queen Mookie: Played as seven-card stud, all queens are wild. If they come face-up you have to pay a buck (or dime, quarter, whatever) but they're still wild. If the queen of spades is dealt up, the hand is dead and you re-ante and re-deal. If anyone folds, they're out for good.

    Roll Your Own: Deal three cards down, player chooses to flip one up and lowest of remaining two are wild. Next three cards are dealt up, then on the last card player has option of paying a buck to have it dealt up so it doesn't change his wild card.

    And yeah, there's baseball and night baseball, the latter being all down where each player goes one at a time, only flipping as many cards as needed to beat the previous player.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Play Red Dog, throw a buck in the pot each. Watch the hilarity ensue as the game lasts for six hours.
  5. Rick Vaughn

    Rick Vaughn New Member

    What's Red Dog?
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Two fun ones are Pineapple and Crazy Pineapple.

    Pineapple is played the same way as hold 'em, except you get three cards instead of two. You discard one of your hole cards before the flop.

    Crazy Pineapple is the same, except you discard one of your hole cards after the flop.

    I'd try Crazy Pineapple with a straddle (third blind).
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I'm hearing a little bit about this game called Texas Hold 'Em. Apparently it's quite popular.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    1-card stud
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Isn't that called War?
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Super 8 --- Play it like hold em, except you get three cards in your hand instead of two.

    Irish Hold Em --- Starts out like Omaha, with each player dealt four cards, but you discard two after the flop and play it like Hold Em.

    Fours, whores and mustache growers --- Five-card stud, but fours, queens and any card with a mustache are wild.

    Wild kingdom --- Omaha, except that 3s and 9s are wild on the board and in the hand and if you get a four, you get a new card (a four on the board causes everyone to get a new card). Anything less than four of a kind rarely wins, so this game can lead to some big pots.

    Midnight baseball --- Everyone is dealt seven cards face down and can't look at them (if you peek, you match the pot). 3s and 9s are wild, and if you flip a 4, you get a new card. One card is dealt off the deck and the first player flips their cards one at a time until they beat that card, then play moves on to the next player, and so on until everyone flips all their cards (or folds).
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    There are a million of 'em. Google some form of "variations of poker games" and you'll have plenty of options.

    Best game to end the night is High Hand, High Heart . . . five-card draw, but to win the player MUST have BOTH the highest hand AND the high heart. This might go 15-20 deals and last 30 minutes, which means a nice pot to the winner. There's nothing like having three kings, one of which is the heart, and then someone turning over the ace of heart to send the game to the next deal.
  12. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Hey rookie fuck wad, you might try 2-3 Guts.
    It's similar to what you've mentioned above, except each player gets two cards, sted five. Twos and threes are wild. Everyone holds their two cards over the pot, on the count of three, if you're in, you hold 'em; if you're out, you drop 'em. You turn over three cards in succession for each player in. Winner gets the pot, loser(s) match it.

    Game ends when one person stays and beats the dummy hand.

    One of my favorites, since I'm not much of a card player.
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