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Subject: Battle Lines & Poker Crossover rss

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Constantine Caviris
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I had the idea for a poker crossover with this game and was wondering what people think. It’s played using a standard deck of 52 cards. It’s a bit shorter and lighter, but I found it to be enjoyable and am curious what others think and if there are and suggestions for improvement.

Name: Poker Line

Object: Players create five five-card poker hands over five rounds that face off against their opponents five five-card poker hands. The player who wins the most face offs wins the game.

Setup: Players sit across from each other and deal five cards to each player. Place the remaining cards on the table to be used as a draw pile.

When play starts, assume that each player has five empty hands of zero cards spread out across the table that are paired off against their opponent’s five empty hands of zero cards. If desired, tokens of some kind may be used to denote the locations of these five empty card hand face offs.

Play: On their turn, a player plays five cards into any combination of the five hands with the following rules:

• A hand can never have more than five cards.
• Three cards must be played face up and two cards must be played face down.

At the end of their turn, if there are enough cards to do so, players draw five cards from the draw pile.

Winning: After five round of play, each player will have made five five-card poker hands that are paired off against their opponent’s five five-card poker hands. All face down cards are flipped over and the strength of the hands are compared, with the stronger hand winning the face off. Whichever player won the most face-offs wins the game.

Variant Rules Options:
• Instead of starting with five cards, start with ten. Players still play only five cards on each turn.
• Players must play exactly one card to each of the five hands on each round.
 
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True Blue Jon
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You may want to look at Knizia's Head-to-Head Poker for more ideas.
 
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psychotic33089 wrote:

• Three cards must be played face up and two cards must be played face up.


2 down I assume.

Not bad.

Cross Up Poker
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Constantine Caviris
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beanieboy007 wrote:
psychotic33089 wrote:

• Three cards must be played face up and two cards must be played face up.


2 down I assume.

Not bad.

Cross Up Poker
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Yup. Corrected the typo. Thanks.
 
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