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I recently bought a set of the mixed games cards from group buy thinking most of the games we play would be in there or help new people understand them. I was completely wrong.
Many of the games on the cards are more confusing with people preferring to play our old games instead.
Has anyone sat down and made similar cards of the games your guys play that are much simpler than these group buy cards?

Some of the games we play of the top off my head are-
7 card no peek.
Little red hen
6-1/2, 26-1/2
In between

There's tons more but we don't have a set in stone name for them and sometimes just make up simple crap on the go.

It would be nice to get these all written down and standardized similar to the group buy cards.

Thoughts?
 
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What is Little Red Hen? I'm not a fan of wild cards, I'm open to a smaller set of new cards.

Most of the games in the current set is a variant of omaha. Try dra2maha and big O, don't put in a bunch of different games, make sure you're playing a round of games, so you get in 6+ hands of the game in a row.
 
For many years all we played was dealers choice for quarters. No chips.
Every game was different but were so simple a 5yr old could usually understand if you knew simple poker hands. Often a game was fun and next dealer would call the same game but we would play 20-30 different games in one night. Not doing a full orbit like many on here do.

Another game we called polish poker- Everyone started with typically 3 dollars or 3 quarters. Everyone was dealt a card and looked at it. The lowest card at reveal paid the pot. First to act could trade cards with the next player then action moved to next player until reaching dealer who could cut the deck if they wanted a different card. If anyone had a king that stopped the person before them from taking their card and they were stuck with it. Everyone revealed their card and pot was paid by lowest card player. If two had same lowest card they both paid. Play continued until one player was left with money then received the pot. If last play eliminated both players the pot stayed and game started over with 3 new dollars. Very simple games like this were always a hit for people that were not great at poker and gave them a chance to win for once unlike always being fed on.

Little red hen was lowest red card on the board was wild. We all liked it because your hand could get screwed or made on the last card. It encouraged more people to stay in. Our games seemed more about luck than skill and kept the winnings fairly even all around over the years.
Unfortunately many of these guys died or moved away with only 4 of us from that original group missing playing those games. The past few years all anyone seems to play or eat to play is holdem. That's fun but we miss the days of those mixed games. We'd like introduce these games to the new guys.
 
Another game we called polish poker- Everyone started with typically 3 dollars or 3 quarters. Everyone was dealt a card and looked at it. The lowest card at reveal paid the pot. First to act could trade cards with the next player then action moved to next player until reaching dealer who could cut the deck if they wanted a different card. If anyone had a king that stopped the person before them from taking their card and they were stuck with it. Everyone revealed their card and pot was paid by lowest card player. If two had same lowest card they both paid. Play continued until one player was left with money then received the pot. If last play eliminated both players the pot stayed and game started over with 3 new dollars. Very simple games like this were always a hit for people that were not great at poker and gave them a chance to win for once unlike always being fed on.
We played this too, but called it "screw your neighbor"
 
I'm not a fan of wild card games, but I did play a new game earlier this year at a home game. I don't remember what it was called, I think you got 3 or 4 cards and someone discarded a card you could pick it up to play in your hand.

It was fun but the group as a whole didn't really play it, it wasn't poker. I have a group of guys and they love derailment. I would make a suggestion for you, or anyone that is stuck with NLH to make a few changes in a game like this. I would either increase the bomb pots introducing a game 3 or 4 times in a row, or I would change the form factor and play rounds. 3 rounds of holdem and a round of Little Red Hen.

Having seen the mix games, there is nothing stopping you from sketching out the games on cards, once you do post them, who knows maybe there will be a bunch of interest to make a card(s) of them.
 
One of the older guys (father in law of one other guy) I used to play with I haven't seem in maybe 10 years does not and will not play holdem or any variation of it. It would be nice to cater to him atleast occasionally to get him out and play again. He liked simple crazy games of chance.
 
For many years all we played was dealers choice for quarters. No chips.
Every game was different but were so simple a 5yr old could usually understand if you knew simple poker hands. Often a game was fun and next dealer would call the same game but we would play 20-30 different games in one night. Not doing a full orbit like many on here do.

Another game we called polish poker- Everyone started with typically 3 dollars or 3 quarters. Everyone was dealt a card and looked at it. The lowest card at reveal paid the pot. First to act could trade cards with the next player then action moved to next player until reaching dealer who could cut the deck if they wanted a different card. If anyone had a king that stopped the person before them from taking their card and they were stuck with it. Everyone revealed their card and pot was paid by lowest card player. If two had same lowest card they both paid. Play continued until one player was left with money then received the pot. If last play eliminated both players the pot stayed and game started over with 3 new dollars. Very simple games like this were always a hit for people that were not great at poker and gave them a chance to win for once unlike always being fed on.

Little red hen was lowest red card on the board was wild. We all liked it because your hand could get screwed or made on the last card. It encouraged more people to stay in. Our games seemed more about luck than skill and kept the winnings fairly even all around over the years.
Unfortunately many of these guys died or moved away with only 4 of us from that original group missing playing those games. The past few years all anyone seems to play or eat to play is holdem. That's fun but we miss the days of those mixed games. We'd like introduce these games to the new guys.
This is what our games were like back in high school - fun/crazy. Even now, if the table is made up of high school friends, we will play maybe 12-18 different games, dealer's choice - if not (when we have players who either don't know all the games or don't like playing those games), we probably only play maybe 4-6 different games....
 
I recently bought a set of the mixed games cards from group buy thinking most of the games we play would be in there...

There's tons more but we don't have a set in stone name for them and sometimes just make up simple crap on the go.

I mean, you're literally making games up I'm not sure how you could expect them to already be on a set of cards? :LOL: :laugh:

It would be nice to get these all written down and standardized similar to the group buy cards.

Thoughts?

But seriously, you can order custom plaques from smartsign.com, you can print whatever you want on them.

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This is a 3x5 engraved plaque, you can customize whatever text and color etc. they are not terribly cheap though. I've thought about making a set for this purpose.

If you're trying to include graphics or a lot of text like game rules, this probably isn't a good fit.
 
Ah, the good ol' "kitchen table" games that I cut my poker teeth on.

When developing the cards that served as the basis for the group buys, (see Resources section), I found that one of the biggest challenges was condensing the narrative to no more than six lines of 11 or 12 pt type that would fit on a 3x5 card along with all the other information on the cards. In fact, my eyes nearly glazed over when I read your description of polish poker and considered how I would condense that in six lines of text.

I've seen a few photos from casinos that spread mixed games. Those casinos have a pre-determined rotation of games selected by the casino or sometimes by the players themselves (as in the "Big Game.") The casino plaques have the name of the game only -- no instructions, no illustrations, no extra information. Regional variations of the game names also need to be taken into consideration.

I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the group buy cards, but I would be surprised if you aren't contacted by a member looking to buy them from you.

Good luck in finding your solution.
 
Ah, the good ol' "kitchen table" games that I cut my poker teeth on.

When developing the cards that served as the basis for the group buys, (see Resources section), I found that one of the biggest challenges was condensing the narrative to no more than six lines of 11 or 12 pt type that would fit on a 3x5 card along with all the other information on the cards. In fact, my eyes nearly glazed over when I read your description of polish poker and considered how I would condense that in six lines of text.

I've seen a few photos from casinos that spread mixed games. Those casinos have a pre-determined rotation of games selected by the casino or sometimes by the players themselves (as in the "Big Game.") The casino plaques have the name of the game only -- no instructions, no illustrations, no extra information. Regional variations of the game names also need to be taken into consideration.

I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the group buy cards, but I would be surprised if you aren't contacted by a member looking to buy them from you.

Good luck in finding your solution.

Good point…..dibs
 

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