Pokeno is a hybrid of the rules of poker and keno and is played with a standard 52-card deck. A dealer gradually uncovers and announces each card of the deck, with players attempting to complete a row of five cards.Continue Reading
Pokeno was manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company, which came out with a set of boards to be used by each player. Each board was arranged so that each vertical and horizontal line represented a different poker hand and each board had a completely different design. Because these boards were so unique, it is difficult to play the game without purchasing an original set.
Players are also given counters used to cover each card on the board as it is announced. Players can opt to play until someone completes a hand of five cards or for a certain number of turns with the best hand winning at the end. The official rules specify that the winning player then becomes the dealer for the next round.
Another game variant is to play similar to blackjack, where the dealers receive a board of their own that they keep concealed when competing against other players. The dealers turn cards over until they complete a hand, and a player must have a hand of a greater value at this point to win.Learn more about Card Games
Chinese solitaire, which is played with a regular deck of 52 cards, is set up with seven columns of cards with seven cards in each column. In the first column, each card is face up, and in the subsequent columns each has one fewer card face up, until the last column, which has all seven cards placed face down. For example, the third column of cards has five cards face up and two cards face down.Full Answer >
In the official rules of pinochle, four players are divided into teams of two and use a 48-card deck with two copies of the cards from 9 to ace from each suit. Each player is dealt 12 cards by a dealer who deals one, two or three cards at a time. Play begins with each team bidding on how many points they predict are achievable based on the hand they are dealt.Full Answer >
The rules of three-handed pinochle require a 48-card deck composed of two copies of each suit from the nine through the ace cards. Each of the three players is dealt 15 cards with the extra three cards, or the window, placed face down in the center.Full Answer >
Cribbage is played with a specially designed cribbage board, cribbage pegs and a deck of standard playing cards. The game is played by two or three players, with the goal of scoring 121 points.Full Answer >