Strip Poker Rules – Hand Management 101
Stripping by hand is a common mistake for those who are new to strip poker. Some people try to play it straight. Strip poker is an easy game to learn and once you learn how to strip, you should be able to win any hand game you play.
The rules of the game are simple. All you need to do is place the cards face down in front of you face up, and then grab any card with a pair on it. Make sure the card is face up if it isn’t.
You’ll need to shuffle your deck before you begin. Begin by tossing a random deck of cards to a spot on the table near the dealer. You will know which deck to discard, as the dealer shuffles the decks before the game begins. Another rule that’s pretty basic is, “Don’t tell anyone you are playing.”
Grab one card and turn it face up. Set the card on the table and count down from three. When the dealer reaches zero, you’re done!
Some people find it easier to announce their card and count down. While you should wait until the game is over to tell someone that you have a particular card, it’s easy to tell them that you have a certain card when the game begins.
There are many different things you can do with the cards during the game. I usually get the best luck by spinning all the cards on my hands while I’m waiting for a player to come out.
After a card has been spun, it is best to pass it off to the next player who wants to deal. Many times there will be enough hands on the table to accommodate the other players. After a player has dealt his or her cards, it’s time to deal out another hand.
At this point, you can either call or double-up, whichever is easier for you. Once the second hand is dealt, the dealer will take a couple of turns in either shuffling the deck or folding the extra hands.
After the third hand, the game will end. If you need more time to think about the play, you may want to Mulligan a hand. Picking up a Mulligan means you discard the deck and start the new hand from scratch.
Don’t end up with cards that you don’t need. If you play a hand incorrectly, you can lose money and points and also tarnish your overall score.
Don’t get greedy with the hands you hold. Just because you’ve got a lot of extra cards doesn’t mean you should just pass them around. The game is all about luck and when you’re so greedy that you make the other players pay for what you’ve done, you’ve lost the game.
As you can see, strip poker is a great game for beginners to play. Whether you’re a new player or someone who has been playing for years, the rules are the same.