Poker Squares(a.k.a. Poker Solitaire, Poker Square, Poker Patience) |
Poker Squares |
Introduction |
Game materials:
·
a shuffled standard (French)
52-card deck
·
a pen and
Poker Squares grid for each player
Rules:
Each turn, a card is drawn from the deck and
announced.
Each player must then privately write the card rank and
suit (e.g. “10C” for 10 of Clubs, “AH” for Ace of Hearts) in any empty cell of
their 5-by-5 grid.
Once written in the grid, cards may not be moved.
After all players have written the card, the next
turn begins.
When player grids are full after 25 cards, grids are
scored.
Scoring:
The 5-card hand of each grid row and column is
scored according to a point system.
The American point system scores hands as follows:
Poker Hand |
Points |
Description |
Example |
Royal Flush |
100 |
A 10-J-Q-K-A sequence all of |
10♣, J♣, Q♣, K♣, A♣ |
Straight Flush |
75 |
Five cards in sequence all of |
A♦, 2♦, 3♦, 4♦, 5♦ |
Four of a Kind |
50 |
Four cards of the same rank |
9♣, 9♦, 9♥, 9♠, 6♥ |
Full House |
25 |
Three cards of one rank with |
7♠, 7♣, 7♦, 8♥, 8♠ |
Flush |
20 |
Five cards all of the same suit |
A♥, 2♥, 3♥, 5♥, 8♥ |
Straight |
15 |
Five cards in sequence; Aces |
8♣, 9♠, 10♥, J♦, Q♣ |
Three of a Kind |
10 |
Three cards of the same rank |
2♠, 2♥, 2♦, 5♣, 7♠ |
Two Pair |
5 |
Two cards of one rank with two |
3♥, 3♦, 4♣, 4♠, A♣ |
One Pair |
2 |
Two cards of one rank |
5♦, 5♥, 9♣, Q♠, A♥ |
High Card |
0 |
None of the above |
2♦, 3♣, 5♠, 8♥, Q♦ |
Additional Resources |