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Rummy Games

Rummy Games
Six Seven Card Straight
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Coon Can
Five Hundred Rummy
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Kalooki (CALOOCHI)

Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy
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Variation of Canasta
Typical Four-Handed Score Sheet

Bridge: Contract and Auction

Contract and Auction
Contract Bridge Scoring Table
Bridge Poker
Minimum Biddable Suits
The Laws of Progressive Contract Bridge
The Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge
Auction bridge

Cribbage and How it is Played

Cribbage how to Play
Strategy at Cribbage


Strategy at Casino

Children and Family Card Games

Family Card Games
Old Maid
Animals or menagerie

Miscellaneous Card Games

Miscellaneous Card Games
Scotch whist
Lift smoke
Crazy eights

Solitaire and Patience Games

Solitaire and Patience Games
Single-deck solitaire
Auld Lang Syne
Four Seasons
Beleaguered Castle
Poker Solitaire
Two-deck solitaire
Multiple solitaires

Chess, checkers, and Teeko

Standard Teeko Strategy
Start Teeko Game
Standard Checkers Law

Parlor Games for All

Parlor Games
Twenty Questions


Five and Ten Stud Poker

In this variation which can be used in any type of five, six, or seven card stud, mixed fives and tens are wild, but you must have at least one of each.  Example:    If you hold one five  or more and no ten, the fives are not wild.  The same holds true if you hold one or more tens and no five.  However, if you hold one or more fives and one or more tens, all fives and tens are wild.  Deuces and threes may be used instead of fives and tens if desired.  Four of a kind are common in this variation.

Two-Leg Stud

In this variation, which can be used in any stud game, no player may rake in the pot until he has won two hands.  These need not be won consecutively.  These need no be won consecutively.  This is an exciting and thrilling gimmick for building big pots.

Baseball Stud

This is dealt like Seven Card Stud with the first two and the last card dealt face down.  A three-spot upcard strikes a player out, and out he goes no matter how much he has contributed to the pot, and regardless of how good his hand may be.  The nine are wild whether face up or face down, and a four dealt face up to a player gives   him an extra  face-up card.  The holder of the four-spot receives his extra card after all the players have been dealt their upcards for that round.  A three or a four in the hole has no special significance it is played the same as other no valued cards.  The betting is the same as any seven card stud variation.  After the first upcard is dealt a betting round takes place and every round thereafter.  It usually takes a flush or better to win a pot, but a straight will occasionally stand up.


This game is the same as Baseball except that all sixes and four are wild, a four requires a player to match the pot or drop out, and a deuce entitles to an extra hole card.


In this seven card stud game, fives and tens are wild.  A player dealt a five face up must pay 5 chips to the pot or drop out, and a player dealt a ten face up must pay 10 chips to the pot or drop out.  Note: Woolworth is sometimes played poker so that a player is knocked out (must drop  from the game ) if a ten is dealt face up.  In this version, the holder of the five does not have to ante extra chips to the pot.


This seven card stud game is played with fives and sevens wild but a player dealt one of these cards face up must match the pot or drop.

Dr. Pepper

This seven card stud game is played with all tens, fours, and twos wild.  There is no penalty or extra chips required when they are exposed.  Note: Some play that when a deuce is exposed as upcard the player must put two chips in the pot or drop if a four is dealt up, four chips must be put in the pot or the player must drop; and when a ten is exposed, the player must pay ten chips to pot or drop.

Four Forty-Four

This is an Eight–Card Stud game in which four cards are dealt face down, one at a time in a clockwise rotation.  Then one card is dealt face up and there is a betting round.  Then three more upcards are given, with a betting interval after each.  All fours are wild.

Three Forty-Five

Similar  to Four Forty-Four except that only three cards are dealt face down at the start.  There is a betting round after each of the next four upcards is dealt.  Then the eighth card is dealt face down and there is a final betting interval.  All fives are wild.

Seven Card Flip

In this variation of seven card stud Poker, four face-down cards are dealt to each player.  After examining them he may turn up any two of them.  There is a betting interval, then play proceeds as in regular seven card stud, with three more cards dealt, two up and one down, a betting interval following each.
            In another variation, each player first receives two cards, one up and one down, followed by a betting interval; then another two cards, one up and one down, and another betting interval; then two cards a third time and a betting interval; then a seventh card face down.  Each player then discards one of his face-down.  Each player then discards one of his face-down cards and one of his face- up cards, leaving himself with three concealed  cards and two exposed cards.  The final betting interval and showdown follow.

Kankakee or Albemarle

In this seven card stud variation, there is a  betting round after two hole cards are dealt, beginning with the player at the dealer’s left.  Then, the first face-up cards to each player is wild and all like it are wild to that player only.  After the wild cards are given there is a betting interval, starting with the online poker player at dealer’s left.  Three more face-up cards and one final face-down card are then dealt to each active player, with a betting interval after each.


This game, which is also called Beat Your Neighbor, beat It, No Peekie, and No Lookie, is similar to seven card stud except for the following:

  1. Seven face-down cards are dealt, one at a time, to each player, moving clockwise from the dealer’s left.  Keeping their hands concealed, even to themselves, the players arrange them into a pack, which is placed face down on the table.  Then the player to the left of the dealer rolls over (turns face up) one card  and bets on it.  After the betting round, the player to the leader’s left rolls over the cards until he beats the card turned over by the leader.  There is another betting round.
  2. This procedure of rolling over cards until he beats the card turned over by the player before him, followed by a betting round,  continues around the table.
  3. When a player runs out of cards without beating the preceding player, he is out of the game.
  4. Play continues around the table until one player presents an unbeatable hand and he wins the pot.

Night Baseball

This game, which is also called No-Peekie Baseball, is a combination of Rollover and Baseball Stud.  That is, the threes and nines are wild, but when a three comes up, the player must drop or pay a penalty.  Any four rolled up entitles the recipient to an additional card, which the dealer immediately  gives him, face up, from the top of the pack.  In the play of the game, each player in rotation turns up his cards, one by one, until his showing combination beats any cards previously turned, after which there is a betting interval.  Remember that no one can look at his cards until they are exposed to all.  The penalty for peeking should be stiff, say five chips for each card that is face down or at the beginning  of the game twenty-five chips.

Pass the Garbage

This game, which is also called Screw Your Neighbor, is a stud poker game in which seven cards are dealt to each player face down.  This is followed by a round of betting.  After the bet, each player passes three cards to the individual on his left.  After another betting round, each player discards two cards, making his best high hand, or his best low hand, if high-low is played.  Then four cards are turned up, one at a time, with a bet after each card.  After the final betting interval, there is a showdown.


To add more activity to Pass the Garbage, some players add an extra passing round.  After the first betting interval, each player passes three cards to the player on his left.  There is a betting period, after which each player passes two cards to the person on his left.  (The game can also be played where the players first pass three cards to the right and then on the next round they pass two to the left.)  Then each player discards two cards, and after a final betting round, there is a showdown at which the high hand takes the pot.  This game can also be played high-low.


This game is played like seven card stud except for the following:

  1. Seven cards are dealt, face down, one at a time to each player.  A single betting round follows beginning with the person on the dealer’s left.
  2. After the close of the betting round, each player passes three cards of his choosing, face down, to the player on his left.  The pass is made simultaneously by all players on a signal from the dealer.  Following the pass, a betting round commences with the player to the dealer’s left.
  3. On completion of the second betting round, each player passes two cards, face down, to the player on his left and a betting round follows in the same manner as before. 
  4. After the third betting round, each player passes one card, face down, to the player on his left and a betting round follows in the same manner as 2.
  5. After the betting has stopped, each player selects his best five cards and places them, face down, in a pack before him on the table.
  6. On signal from the dealer, each player rolls the top card of his pack.  When everyone has one card exposed on the table, betting round opens starting with the player exhibiting the highest card.  Then another card is simultaneously rolled over by all active players, and another round of betting follows, and so forth.  The poker game can be played as a latter case players must declare low or high hands at the end of the betting round when only one card remains, face down, in front of each player.  This last card is then rolled for the showdown, and low and high hands divide the pot.

Note:   Frequently, anaconda is played with only one passing phase.  That is, rules 3 and 4 are omitted.

Screwy Louie

This game is played the same as Anaconda, except that each player passes his two discards to the active player nearest his left.  On receipt of these discards the player may use either or both of the cards in his hand.  But, before the game rolling begins, he must place two discards in the center of the table, face down. 
            In a variation of Screwy Louie, instead of passing two cars, you pass three to your left and discard two from your new seven cards.  This feature of one additional card to pass can be most frustrating especially when you have to break up a ready-made straight, flush, or full house

Follow the Queen

In this game, which is also called Follow the Lady, the card and all of the same rank following the last queen turned face up on the table is wild.  If the last card turned up to an active player is a queen, then nothing is wild.  The cards may be dealt as in seven card stud : three down, four up; or the first two cards may be dealt down and the remaining five may be turned face up.  The latter method is usually preferred, and there is a betting interval after each face up card round.  This game is most interesting since the wild card may change several times during the game each time a queen is turned up and there is always a possibility that nothing will be wild, should a queen be exposed on the last card dealt.  In this game there can never be more than four wild cards in play .

Follow the King

Also called Follow the Cowboy, this game is played in the same manner as follow the Queen, except that the card, and all of the same rank, following the last exposed king is wild.  If the last card exposed to an active player is a king, then nothing is wild.

Follow Mary

This game is played like Follow the Queen except that all queens are wild cards.  In other words, the queen, whether in hole or face up, is always wild; also, the card, and all cards of the same denomination following the last-exposed queen, are wild.  This means that there could be a total of eight wild cards in play poker .  Of Course, if the last card exposed to an active player is a queen, then only queens are wild.

Curaçao Stud

Curaçao  Stud, or Dutch Stud is a very unusual form of Stud, which is most popular in the Netherlands and the Dutch West Indies.  It is played as follows:
            Each player is dealt a face-up card.  If two or more players receive cards of the same denomination, the cards are dead and placed at the bottom of the deck by the dealer.  The dealer continues dealings a card to each player until each has a card of a different denomination.  When this occurs, the dealer reshuffles the remainder of the deck, and, after the cut, continues dealing cards face up onto the center of the table until a card is dealt whose denomination matches a card  in a player’s hand.  The player whose card it matches, says “Give it to me.”  Each time a matching card is dealt, a round of betting takes place, and the player  who has received that matched cad starts the betting.  As in Five-card Stud, a player at his turn of play may check, raise, call, or fold.  When a betting interval is ended, the deal continues.  Play continues in this manner until some player has been dealt four of a kind, whereupon he takes half the pot.  The other half goes to the low hand.  Since not all players have the same number of card, low pair, and low three-of-a-kind.

Put-and-Take Stud Poker

Put-and-Take Stud is one of the best banking games in the poker family.  As in most banking games, the dealer banks the game and players bet against the dealer.  Two  to eight players may participate but five or six makes the best game.  The game is played like Five-Card Stud with the following exceptions and additional rules:

  1. Each player except the dealer antes a chip into the pot.
  2. The dealer deals   each player (except himself ) five face-up cards, one at a time, in Stud Poker fashion.
  3. The dealer then deals himself  five face-up cards (called put cards ) one at a time.  As the first put card is turned up, and any player who has a card or cards of the same denomination antes to the pot one chip.  For the second put card, the rate goes up to two hips, four if it is the third, eight if it is the fourth, and the sixteen chips if the player matches the fifth put card.  After the dealer’s fifth upcard has been dealt and the holders of matching cards have contributed to the pot, the dealer places his five face-up cards on the bottom of the deck.
  4. Now comes the payoff to the players by way of a second deal of cards, and these cards are called take cards.  The dealer again deals himself five cards one at a time, but this time the holders of matching take cards collect from the pot at the same rate that governed the put card contributions.
  5. If there are any chips left after the dealer’s fifth take card has been turned up, the dealer takes them.  But if the pot does not have enough chips   to pay the winners, the dealer must make good.

The dealer has a chip advantage equal to the original antes.  However, with a rotating deal, this advantage is equalized.


This is a form of two-card poker popular in the United States Army.  Each player is dealt two cards, one up and one down.  He may stand on the cards he is dealt, or at any later time, or he may draw by discarding one of his cards and being dealt a replacement (when his turn comes).  If he discards a face-down if he discards face-up card, the replacement is face-up.  If he draws one card he pays the pot one chip; for a second card he pays two chips, and for a third card five chips.  Betting begins when all hands have stood.  High card bets, as in Stud Poker.  The game is usually played high-low.  Only pairs and high cards count.  Highest hand is two aces; lowest hand is ace and deuce, since the ace is treated as low when the player tries for low (but a pair of aces is never a low pair).  Winners split the total pot, including bets and chips paid to draw cards.



Pinochle many Variations

Pinochle many Variations
Two-Handed Pinochle
Two-Handed Doubling Redoubling
Auction pinochle
Strategy at Auction
CAD found
Partnership Auction
Auction pinochle without wido Individual play
Partnership Aeroplane Pinochle
Radio Partnership Pinochle

Other Members of the Bezique Family

The Bezique Family
Rubicon bezique
Two-handed sixty-six
Two-handed piquet
Boo-Ray or BOURÉ

The Big Euchre Family

The big euchre family
Strategy of euchre
Auction euchre
Table of scoring points
Spoil five
Double hasenpfeffer
Three-card loo

The Heart Group

Heart Group
Spot Hearts
Black Widow Hearts

The All-Fours Group

All-Fours Group
Shasta Sam
Auction Pitch Joker

Banking Card Games

Banking Card Games
Black Jack, casino Style
Black Jack Strategy
CHEMIN DE PER must play
Baccarat Banque
Faro or farobank
Banker and broker
Red Dogs

Card craps

The Stops Games

Stops Game

Skarney® and How It Is Played

Skarney® and How It Is Played
Alternate Skarney
Skarney Singles
Skarney Gin Doubles

Cheating at Card Games

Cheating at Card Games
Professional Card Cheats
Nullifying the Cut
The Peek
How to Shuffle Cards

Dice and their Many Games

Dice and their Many Games
The Casino Game: Bank Craps
English Hazard
Double Cameroon
Partnership Straight scarney Dice
Scarney Duplicate Jackpots
Scarney Chemin de Fer
Applying All Card Games Poker

Games Requiring Special Equipment

Hasami Shogi
Follow The Arrow

Lottery and Guessing Games

Lottery guessing game
Tossing Game
Race Horse Keno
The match Game

Glossary of Game Terms


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