Game board, 54 playing cards, Scorecards, Instructions.
Score the most points by creating the best poker hand possible
using up to any 5 consecutive cards (your card and up to 4 cards
adjacent to it- either vertically or horizontally) on the game
board on each turn.
Place the game board in the center of the playing surface.
Each player gets one scorecard. Select a dealer. Each player
is dealt 5 cards, then two cards are placed face up on the game
board on the "starter card" spaces. The remaining
cards are set aside as the draw deck.
The player to the left of the dealer begins by placing any
card from his/her hand, face up, next to any card on the game
board, either side by side or end to end (not diagonally). If
the player creates a 'score' (see 'Scoring'), he/she
marks one of the appropriate circles on their scorecard, according
to the poker hand made on the game board. That player then draws
a card from the draw deck and their turn is over. Play continues
in this manner for each subsequent player. Each card played
must be adjacent to a card on the game board, either vertically
or horizontally. Once a card is played, it can't be moved: A
card laid is a card played! When the draw deck is gone,
play continues until all cards have been played and all the
spaces on the game board are filled.
Scoring is made on any of the following poker hands created
either vertically or horizontally (one way only), in any order,
on the game board. In order to score, the card you play must
CONTRIBUTE TO the poker hand you create. Each poker hand
is worth the following points (See scoring diagrams also):
- One Pair = 1 point
- Two Pair = 2 points
- 3 of a Kind = 3 points
- Straight = 4 points
- Flush = 5 points
- Full House = 6 points
- 4 of a Kind = 7 points
- Straight Flush = 8 points
- Royal Flush = 9 points
- 5 of a Kind = 10 points
There are 2 wild cards in the deck. A wild card is played to
represent any card in order to create a poker hand. They can
also be used to represent a different card on subsequent plays
for other players.
There are 2 'wild' spaces on the game board. When a card is
played adjacent to a 'wild' space, that 'wild' space can be
used to represent any card in order to create a poker hand.
They can also represent a different card on subsequent plays
for other players. No card is placed on a 'wild' space.
Winning the game:
When all cards have been played, each player totals all points
on his/her scorecard. The player with the highest point total
is the winner.