Components: Hand of cards, Wager
Skills required / taught: Luck, Probability
Object: Wager that you have the best hand at the table.

About the Game

Poker is a family of card games that share betting rules and usually (but not always) hand rankings. Poker games differ in how the cards are dealt, how hands may be formed, whether the high or low hand wins the pot in a showdown (in some games, the pot is split between the high and low hands), limits on bets and how many rounds of betting are allowed.

How it Works
The player with the best hand wins the hand and any money that was bet. Winning hands include Straight flush, Four of a kind, Full house, Flush, Straight, Three of a kind, Two pair, One pair, and High card.

Thought Bubble
Variations – There are many different versions of poker, Strait, Stud, Draw, and community-card variants exist. Will your game include a variety of different versions or focus on just one style of play?

Constant vs. Random – Some games the player expects the game to be constant, the pit on the board will always be there and in the same place, where as some games like poker, the player expects the game to be random, the computer typically won’t have the same hand as it did the game before.