Mexican Poker

Use three decks of cards. Deal 11 cards the first round, 12 the next, etc. Add 1 card to each deal whenever a player who is leading on rounds advances to the next round. For example- when a player advances from round 4 to round 5 (while other players may be on round 2 and 3) on the next deal, 15 cards are dealt out. If no one advances, the number of cads that are dealt remains the same. Each player must meet the requirements of the round they are on and lay down on the board before going on to the next round, regardless of which round the other players are on. All players are not apt to be on the same round at all times. Once down on the board, a player may, on subsequent turns, lay down additional sets or runs or may play on the cards of the other players who are on the board.

The first card of the draw pile is turned up. Players may pick up the discard or draw from the pile and discards one card for each play.

Deuces and Jokers are wild and can be used together. Once down, they cannot be moved to another position. Aces are low cards and cannot be used with a king in a run. When a player goes out his score is zero. Remaining players count the point of cards in their hands. The lowest score at the end of the game wins.

Mexican Poker

Number of Cards:

Round:

Lay Down:

11

1

2 sets (of 3 unless stated otherwise)

12

2

1 set and 1 run of 5 cards

13

3

3 sets

14

4

2 sets and 1 run of 5 cards

15

5

2 sets and 1 run of 7 cards

16

6

4 sets

17

7

3 sets and 1 run of 5 cards

18

8

3 sets of 5 cards in each set

19

9

3 runs of 5 cards each

20

10

2 sets and 1 run of 10 cards

Point Value of Cards:

Deuces and Jokers

20 points each

Aces

15 points each

10 thru King

10 points each

3 thru 9

5 points each