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Here's a brief overview of some of the basic rules of poker. If you want to brush up on the rules of a specific poker game, click one of the buttons above. In most poker games, players are tasked with trying to make the best five-card poker hands using standard poker hand rankings.

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Some of GamePigeon’s most popular games: Gomoku, Checkers, Sea Battle, Anagrams, 8-Ball, and Knock-out

Thanks to iOS 10, it’s now easier than ever to discreetly be off task during class. The software update, among other things, has incorporated a variety of apps directly into iMessage. One free app that has become especially popular among students is GamePigeon. GamePigeon allows players to challenge friends in 11 different games via iMessage.

Of course, not every game is created equal. To help fellow time-wasters, the Crier decided to rank the best and worst of what GamePigeon has to offer.

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  1. 8-Ball: The simplicity of 8-ball makes it outrageously addictive. Its instant popularity at Conant is a testament to that, which is why it earned its place at the top of this list. Like with other 8-Ball apps, the goal is aim and shoot the balls on the virtual pool table into the pockets while avoiding the black 8-ball, but playing the game against your iMessage contacts fuels the competition. Don’t bother with the difficult mode, as the gams immediately goes from fun to impossible and frustrating.
  2. Anagrams: If you like word games, this is one of the best out there. You are given five letters and one minute to make more words than your friend. The game’s short length is convenient, and the face-off is highly competitive and fun.
  3. Sea Battle: Again, the concept here is nothing new: attack your opponent’s grid to find all the ships they’ve placed. What takes this version to the next level are the graphics, particularly the “explosions” when you hit a player’s ship.
  4. Gomoku: This severely underrated game has origins in ancient Japan.The object of the game is to get five pieces in a row before your opponent. It’s an easy enough premise, but there is a surprising amount of strategy required.
  5. Knock-out: In Knock-out, you command your four penguins to try to knock your friend’s penguins off the block of ice you share while they try to do the same. It’s fun to watch the penguins slide around after being released. The game is usually finished after only a couple rounds.
  6. Checkers: There isn’t much to say about this–it’s just a classic game of checkers. It’s pretty mindless, but a good way to kill time. Unfortunately, just like real checkers, it can drag on a bit towards the end.
  7. 4 in a Row: Yes, you can now use a device intended for school work to play a game you probably mastered when you were in kindergarten. 4 in a Row is just as boring as you remember it being. Gomoku is a similar but more interesting option.
  8. 9-Ball: This recently added game isn’t bad; it just feels unnecessary. It’s a lot like 8-ball, except it’s less fun and has more rules.
  9. Dots and Boxes: I have never been a fan of this game, but the classic setting for it–in a restaurant with crayons on a paper tablecloth–is a lot better than the iPad.
  10. 20 Questions: 20 Questions is a fine game, but there’s absolutely no reason to use GamePigeon to play it. The interface is cumbersome and takes away from the rapid-fire style of the game.
  11. Poker: This virtual poker offers no tutorials, a major flaw that made it worthless for beginners like myself. For seasoned players, though, it may still provide decent entertainment value.
  • Cincinnati - Variations


This page describes several shared (community) card poker games, featuring a card or cards on the table which can be used by all players as part of their hand. The reader is assumed to be familiar with the general rules of poker.

Spit in the Ocean

This was probably the first shared card game, with just a single communal card dealt to the table. It is described in the 1926 edition of the US Playing-Card Company's Official Rules of Card Games as a variant of Wild Widow, which is a five-card draw game with a card dealt face up to indicate what is wild. The innovation was to players to use this indicator card as though it was part of their hands.

Four cards are dealt to each player and a card is dealt face up to the table. This table card and all cards of the same rank are wild. There is a betting round.

Now each player in turn can discard any number of cards and receive replacements from the dealer. (Some rules say that one cannot discard more than two cards, but this makes little difference since it is generally foolish to discard three or all four cards.) There is a second betting round followed by a showdown in which the hands consist of a player's four private cards plus the communal wild card. The highest hand wins the pot.


Five cards are dealt face down to each player and five cards face down to the table. The players look at their hands.

The dealer turns the table cards face up one at a time. After each card is turned up, there is a round of betting.

After the fifth and final betting round there is a showdown, won by the highest hand. A player's five-card hand may be made from any combination of hole cards and table cards.


A popular variation is to specify that the holder of the highest card of the suit of a particular table card - often the last card turned over, or sometimes the third card turned over - splits the pot with the highest hand. Or the high hand may split the pot with the holder of the highest card of that suit if the table card is 8 or higher but with the lowest card of the suit if the table card is 7 or lower.

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Alternatively, it may be specified that the last table card turned over and all the cards of the same rank are wild.

Sometimes Low Hole Cincinnati is played, in which each player's lowest hole card is wild for that player, along with any others of the same rank.

Round the World

Different Poker Games And Rules

This is similar to Cincinnati, but only four cards are dealt to each player and four cards to the table. The table cards are turned up one at a time with a betting round after each. After the fourth betting round there is a showdown for the highest hand, in which players can use any combination of table cards with their hole cards to make a five-card hand.

Lame Brain Pete

Three hole cards are dealt to each player and there is a betting round. Then four cards are dealt face down to the table and turned over one at a time, with a betting round after each card is turned.

In this game the lowest of the four table cards is wild, along with any other cards of the same rank. In the showdown players can use any combination of hole cards and table cards to make a five-card hand, and the highest hand wins the pot.