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Subject: [WIP] Micro Poker - 2017 18 Card Microgame Contest rss

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Philippe Blockx
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Micro Poker is a 2 player cardgame where you play 5 poker hands (turns) per round. Every turn scores points. Most points wins round. Best of 3 (or 5) rounds wins game. Plays in approximately 5 minutes.

Components
16 cards + 2 cards with rules
4 colors numbers 1 to 4 (Green and Red 1,1,4,4 ; Yellow and Blue 2,2,3,3)
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ao5YNf2Q4VO4hBzjToWtNK4wROph

Version
0.3 First version of the cards
0.2 Carddistribution and scoring adapted
0.1 Adapted an idea I had and tried to make it in a microgame.

Scoring
* 4 of a kind
* 3 of a kind
* Straight (Numbers 1,2,3,4 or 4 different colors)
* 2 pair
* 1 pair

Player chooses what he/she scores : color or number.
Numbers are better than colors, ex. 2x2 is better than 2xRed
* Green < Red < Yellow < Blue

Winner 6 points and discard highest card in winning method.
Loser can discard ANY card and score facevalue.

Gameplay
1. Each player draws 3 cards, plays 2 (closed) and passes the 3th to opponent. Reveal played cards.
2. Each player draws 2 cards, plays 2 (closed) and passes the 3th to opponent. Reveal played cards.
3. Scoring

Then 4 times:
4. Each player draws 1 card, plays 1 (closed) and passes the other to opponent. Reveal played cards.
5. Scoring

End of round:
Count scores and determine winner of the round.
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I allready tried some different starting methods and some carddistributions but I think I have found the right combination.
Just some more tests and I'll update the rules...
 
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First tests give:

1a. Each player draws 3 cards, plays 2 (closed) and passes the 3th to other player.
1b. Reveal played cards.
2a. Each player draws 2 cards, plays 2 (closed) and passes the 3th to other player.
2b. Reveal played cards.
2c. SCORE

Then 4 times:
3a. Each player draws 1 card, plays 1 (closed) and passes the other player.
3b. Reveal played cards.
3c. SCORE

SCORE
Winner 6 points and discard highest card in winning method.
Loser can discard ANY card and score facevalue.

I'm still not sure if scoring should be same for the different methods, I mean...
Now I score the winner 6 points (whatever scoringmethod) but I ponder about winning gives points according to method:
4 of a kind -> 10
3 of a kind -> 8
Straight -> 7
2 pair -> 6
1 pair -> 5

PRO for 6 points
- you don't need pencil and paper for scoring (just flip discarded card face-down to indicate 6 points)

CON
- players will try harder combinations for more points
 
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You can download the first draft version of the cards.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ao5YNf2Q4VO4hBzjToWtNK4wROph
 
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