Battle poker is a fun, fast paced 2-5 player card game. based off the mechanics of war and poker, this game is about winning battles, buying bake troops, and destroying other players troops.
Sequence of play:
A: "Draft" your troops.
In this phase each player draws six cards. these are their "troops"
each card resembles a real life military unit. DO NOT LET THE OTHER PLAYERS SEE YOUR CARDS!!
B. Discard unwanted troops.
In this phase each player picks up to three troops they do not want and discards them. each player then re-draws that many back so they once again have six.
C. Place down action cards.
In this phase each player chooses one card and plays it against a specified player. everyone does this simultaneously. if you play a reinforcements card, it will not effect another player, but will get you two troops.
D. Place down remaining five cards and use any place reinforcements cards.
in this phase each player places their remaining five cards and draws two extra cards from their deck for every reinforcements card they place. any new reinforcements cards drawn after this have no effect.
In this Phase each player chooses their causalities based off the action card played against them. these units are "destroyed" and are place in the "destroyed" unit pile.
F. Points tallied up.
Now all points and bonus points are tallied up. the winner is the player with the most points. all other players place their cards in the "destroyed" card pile and the winner gets one "troop" point.
G.re-drawing and re-shuffling discarded cards.
Each player then draws six more cards for the next round, and if needed re-shuffles their discard pile.
Troop points: each troop point will buy you one troop back from the "destroyed" troop pile.