The Game of Tripoley
Deluxe Mat Version
Collect chips through a series of games. The player with the most chips wins!
Determine how many rounds you want to play. Divide chips up evenly among all players.
Each player places one chip on one section of the Tripoley Mat: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, King-Queen, 8-9-10, Kitty and Pot.
Choose one player to start as the dealer.
Remove the Jokers and deal out the entire deck to all players, PLUS one extra hand. Some players may have more cards in their hand than others.
Tripoley is a combination of games played in the following order: Hearts, Poker and Michigan Rummy.
Hearts provides an opportunity for players to collect chips for specific cards they may be holding in their hand.
In no certain order, holders of the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of Hearts place their cards in front of them and collect chips from the matching Tripoley sections on the mat.
If a player has both the King and Queen of Hearts, they can take chips from the King-Queen Section.
Chips from the 8-9-10 section are won by any 8-9-10 sequence and any single suit. If more than one player holds an 8-9-10 sequence, the chips are divided equally.
Keeping the same cards as the Hearts round (including the ones shown to collect chips in the previous game), players pick 5 in their hand that make the best poker hand.
Poker hands are (best to worst): Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pairs and One Pair.
The dealer starts the betting, or depending on his hand, the dealer can pass the bet.
Players must match or raise the bet, or fold. All bets are placed in the Pot.
After betting is complete, each player must reveal their hand. The player with the best hand wins all the chips in the pot.
Collect all of your cards from the previous rounds. The dealer lays down the lowest card in their hand and calls it out. (Two is the lowest card and Ace is the highest)
The player who holds the next consecutive card in the same suit, lays it down, next to the previous card. If a card is missing (because it's in the dead hand) the player who played the last card starts the next sequence by playing their lowest card of a different suit. If that player can't change suit, the person to their left starts the new sequence.
Play continues like this until one player is out of cards. The first player out wins all the chips in the kitty, PLUS the players must give the winner one chip for each card they have left.
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Winning the game
After completing the first round, the person to the dealers left becomes the new dealer and play resumes as in the previous round. Play ends after the pre-determined amount of rounds.
If there are any chips left on the table, re-deal the cards one last time. Players determine and present their best poker hand. Best hand wins all the remaining chips. The player with the most chips overall, wins the game.
- For 2 to 9 players
- Fun for kids as well as adults, perfect for Family Game Night.
- Reccomended for children 8 years of age and older.