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Shuffle Poker Rules

Choose Color and Order

Choosing a color isn’t critical, but provides a way to determine scoring during game play.  The “shooting” order can be done via coin flip or slide a single puck closest to a given target or closest puck to the end of the table or whatever method you’d like.  Once the order is selected, each player takes a turn sliding their colored puck.  Unlike the traditional game, play is only from one side of the table (the side with the logo).

Sliding Pucks

Pucks are slid from the end of the table and cannot be slid from the side of the table.  Throwing pucks is considered highly inappropriate. 

Poker Chips

Prior to the start of the game, agree on the denominations of each color of the chips. 

The Play (5-Card Poker)

  • To begin, each player antes 1 chip from their pile.

  • Choose which player will deal first. The dealer will alternate between hands. The dealer will shoot their pucks second.

  • Shuffle the physical deck of cards and deal 2 cards face down to each player. This is their blind.

  • Each player can bet 1-2 chips based on their blind.

  • Each player alternately shoots a puck trying to better their hand.

    • Touching more than one card – choose best card.

    • After each player shoots 1 puck, either player can bet 1-2 chips.

    • A player may fold at any time. 

  • Puck hanging off Wild Card edge – choose any card.

  • After all 6 pucks have been thrown, the hand is over and each player determines their own best hand.

    • Final bets are made.

    • Players reveal their hole cards and state what their best hand is.

    • Winner of hand collects all chips bet.

  • Play continues until 1 player has all the chips in their stack or 5 hands have been played.

  • Winner has the most chips. If chip count is tied, winner is the one with most hands won.

Players reveal their hole cards and state what their best hand is.

    • Winner of hand collects all chips bet.

  • Play continues until 1 player has all the chips in their stack or 5 hands have been played.

  • Winner has the most chips. If chip count is tied, winner is the one with most hands won.

 

Poker Chips

Same as 5-card poker, but each player is dealt 3 cards down, shooting 4 pucks to complete their best 5-card hand.