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Wizard
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September 21st, 2020 at 11:54:40 AM permalink
I plan on making at least one video on silly poker games. Here are some ideas so far:

  1. Indian Poker -- In this game every player gets a single card, which he may NOT look at but must put it on his forehead for everyone else to see.

  2. Screw Your Neighbor -- This is another one-card game, where, in turn, players may keep his own card or switch his neighbor.
  3. Guts -- The number of cards is variable, but generally 2 or 3. Everybody makes an ante. Then, either in turn or at the same time, everybody must declare "in" or "out." Pot goes to the highest hand going "in." Anyone going in who loses must match the pot. Rumor has it AxelWolf loves this game.
  4. In Between/Acey-Deucey/Between the Sheets -- After every player make an ante bet, two cards are dealt face up and one face down. Player must bet whether the face down card will be between the two face up cards. There is some kind of minimum bet and the maximum bet is the pot. Players go around the table until somebody bets the pot and wins. I did very well with this game in college
  5. Roll Your Own/Mexican Stud --
    1. Two cards are dealt face down to each player, and they each choose one card to flip, either simultaneously or in turn as above. There is a betting round.
    2. Players are dealt another card face down and reveal one of their two face down cards. There is another betting round.
    3. This is repeated until everyone has four cards face up and one face down and there is a final round of betting and a showdown.
  6. Baduci -- This one was suggested to me by Angela, but I haven't played it in decades. Click the link for the Wikipedia entry
  7. Chinese Poker -- This is another one suggested by Angela that may also be too involved and strategic.


I am open to all other suggestions.

The question for the poll is which is your favorite silly poker game? Multiple votes allowed.
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AZDuffman
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September 21st, 2020 at 12:05:18 PM permalink
There is one I heard of once IIRC called "big toe." It worked best with a full table. Stud game. I may be off on some of it so anyone sees where I am missing something please chime in.

Players ante. One card dealt. Players who wanted to stay in would declare and all staying in had to match the pot.

Next round same thing, players can drop out but those wanting to stay in match.

Key is this gets expensive as five rounds would be 1+2+4+8+16=31 units. But it is more than that as you have to make up for those who drop out. So it would be best played at antes of <$1.

Only heard of it once, never played.
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DJTeddyBear
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September 21st, 2020 at 12:39:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

... Indian Poker -- In this game every player gets a single card, which he may NOT look at but must put it on his forehead for everyone else to see.

Use itís better PC name: Blind Manís Bluff.

A hold-em version was played by some top poker players at the WSOP a few years back and shown onTV. The players knew to bring (or maybe were provided) headbands to hold their cards. The players had to look for tells to figure out their own hand. Very fun to watch.
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AZDuffman
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September 21st, 2020 at 1:03:24 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Use itís better PC name: Blind Manís Bluff.



That is kind of offensive to the blind.
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DJTeddyBear
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September 21st, 2020 at 3:53:13 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: DJTeddyBear

Use itís better PC name: Blind Manís Bluff.

That is kind of offensive to the blind.

I question just how offensive it is, particularly considering poker already uses the term 'blind'.

Although Wikipedia isn't always the best source, if you do a Wikipedia search for Indian Poker, it redirects you to their page about Blind Man's Bluff (Poker). It also says that Indian Poker is one of the alternate names, as well as squaw poker or Oklahoma forehead or Indian head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_man%27s_bluff_(poker)

That rather short page also mentions the ESPN airing of the game played at the 2004 WSOP.
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MrGambles001
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September 21st, 2020 at 6:36:04 PM permalink
Indian poker is the greatest, I have gone as far as to play indian crazy pineapple where your opponent chooses the discard card from your head after the turn card.

just NUTS
smoothgrh
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September 22nd, 2020 at 2:37:49 PM permalink
Long ago, our otherwise friendly home game got a bit heated and uncomfortable over some disagreement, when I just happened to deal the next game ó and I got the brilliant idea of calling Indian Poker.

We were laughing so hard that all bitterness seemed to be quickly forgotten.
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September 22nd, 2020 at 7:24:08 PM permalink
Baduci is now an established poker game and you can win a WSOP bracelet during their 6 weeks of Vegas tournaments.

Baduci is one of the few poker games where you can specialize in studying it and (potentially) have an advantage over the field.

It is not a garbage game like "Roll Your Own" and the other games you mention. If you do include it in your video, I advise you to do your homework on it -because there are thousands of people, including professionals, who play it for money.
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September 22nd, 2020 at 7:25:34 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Baduci is now an established poker game and you can win a WSOP bracelet during their 6 weeks of Vegas tournaments.

Baduci is one of the few poker games where you can specialize in studying it and (potentially) have an advantage over the field.

It is not a garbage game like "Roll Your Own" and the other games you mention. If you do include it in your video, I advise you to do your homework on it -because there are thousands of people, including professionals, who play it for money.



I have to agree with this. I didn;t understand why it was included with the other games listed.
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smoothgrh
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September 22nd, 2020 at 9:51:11 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Baduci is now an established poker game and you can win a WSOP bracelet during their 6 weeks of Vegas tournaments.

Baduci is one of the few poker games where you can specialize in studying it and (potentially) have an advantage over the field.



It's available on fulltiltpoker.net and I assume their real-money site.

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