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Board Games at Odum: Po·ke·no

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.

Po ke no


A game that is a combination of the two games known as Poker and Keno (or Lotto), with features that make it more interesting and exciting than either. Each player, except the dealer, is given a board and some counters. if there are no more players than boards, the dealer may also play if desired. The dealer or "caller" is furnished with an ordinary deck of 52 playing cards, shuffles them, and turns over the top one calling it out. Each player with that space on their board covers it with a counter. The dealer continues turning over cards until someone wins by having a complete row of five scored, either horizontally or vertically. The player who wins becomes the next dealer. Several scoring methods are suggested, such as collecting all counters lying on other boards. Or, continue playing until everyone has a line of five, then scoring via the rank of poker hands - the boards are arranged so that each line vertically and horizontally represents every different poker hand, ranging from a "straight flush" to "a pair".

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2 - 13 players


10 minutes


Party, card game, number


Betting and bluffing, set collection

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