Friday, May 30, 2014

Trending! A Brand New Card Game - da Joey

The back story to da Joey


The card game was named after my brother.  Who was approximately 120 miles away when we first made up, played and named the card game after him.  Meet Joey:

Why come up with a new card game and name it after someone who is nowhere near the table?  

Well my parents, my sister and I were playing cards when we noticed it was boring. We play dealer’s choice, which is usually some poker hand (5 card draw, Texas hold’em, Seven No Peak, etc.) Whatever the dealer wants to play.  So why was it boring? Because my brother wasn't there to play his made up, complicated games that we all groan about when it is his turn to deal.

Some of his creations:

The Cliffy Card is Wild:  Any five which is now called the Cliffy Card is wild.  It’s like getting a free ride to Boone Village. 

Huh??? When I was a young teenager, I wanted to go with my brother and his friends to an Indianapolis Indian’s Baseball Game.  I begged my brother to let me go. I was so uncool then.  He finally relented and said, if it is okay with Cliff (the one who was driving), then I could go.  So off I went to chase down Cliff, sing-songingly calling out Cliff-y.  Well over the years the location of where we were headed got switched from a baseball game to a small strip mall (Boone Village) where everyone in our town hung out. Hence, if you have the Cliffy Card, it's like getting a free ride to Boone Village.

Psychic Pass The Trash:  If you do not know the rules of Pass The Trash, you've got to look this game up. It’s fun, fun, fun. In normal Pass The Trash, you get to look at your card before determining if you want to pass it to your neighbor in hopes of a better card.  You only have to beat one person's card, so you  don’t have to have the lowest card.  In Psychic Pass The Trash, you leave your card face down, without looking at it and wave your hand over the card, using your psychic powers to determine if you want to keep the card or trade the card.  Everyone turns their card up at one time to determine if they had made the correct choice!….

In order to know how to play da Joey, you must know how to play 5 card draw.  If you know how to do that--skip this section----

How to play five card draw.  This game has slight variations, but this is generally how most people play it.  Up to five people can play.  You pre-bet which is called an ante. The ante is a dime when we play.  Then each player is dealt five cards. Your objective is to make the best poker hand.  You will get to exchange up to four cards if you are still in the game.  First, starting with the player to the left of the dealer, you get an option to bet on the hand you were initially dealt.  After the round of betting, the dealer will start with the person on their left and ask them how many cards they want.  They can choose none to four.  After everyone, including the dealer has a chance of exchanging their cards, there is another round of betting.  Afterwards, you show your cards. Best hand, still in the game, wins!!!

da Joey - A New And Exciting Card Game!

Ante up and the dealer deals everyone 5 cards.  The Cliffy Card (any 5) is wild!!! You make a bet on your initial cards, but the kicker here is that you must discard 4 of the 5 cards.  Yes, I said it, You must discard 4 out of the 5 cards.  You could have all 4 Cliffy Cards,  you could be sitting there with a royal flush and you are going to have to keep one card and discard the rest.  This is where the fun is. The moaning, the groaning, the no way, I am not discarding 4 cards. This is when you will get your best initial hand ever!!!!  After a round of betting, whoever is still in will discard four of their cards and the dealer will provide them with four new cards.  Another round of betting after you get your new hand. Then you turn your cards over. Best poker hand wins!!!!


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32 comments:

  1. Interesting how you made up some new card games.. I play cards with friends once in a while and i am the worse. i can never remember rules or the ante's..

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  2. I love card games! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Cards games have been something I have always enjoyed ever since I learned how to play at the age of 6. I think it's great you came up with new games. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. It's a bit complicated but it's worth trying. I remember when we got stuck in the airport for 10 hours, we created several games just to amuse ourselves.

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  5. Lol...awwww. I loved making up games with my siblings. Just the process was fun, but so was the end result. We also used to make up board games.

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  6. This would be a good card game to play with my kids. It is interesting. Thanks for playing.

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  7. It's awesome how you made a new card game for your brother. I love playing cards.

    Michelle F.

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  8. This would be a great game to play with the kids. More kid friendly thank poker. Sounds like a lot of fun to play.

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  9. Good ideas. I love card games. I used to play Contract Rummy with my mother and Rummy and Spades. I played Chess with my dad. I would love for my family to play more games. Maybe starting tomorrow! =)

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  10. How Creative I Love Gard Games Will Have To Give A Whirl!

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  11. I love cards. How fun to make up your own game!

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  12. love it. That is a fun way to make memories! we usually make up our own rules as well. the problem is, when we play the game for real with other people, we actually forget the real rules because we made them up for so long.

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  13. This is the best part of families. All these little inside secrets and fun things they share are awesome!

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  14. AAww...
    That's cute how you made that up!!

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  15. That is awesome I am never creative enough to come up with anything let alone anything that requires a set of rules that actually make any sense.

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  16. Hilarious! I'm the worse card game player but maybe I should make up my own card games to get more out of it?? lol Love this concept and thanks for sharing the story!

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  17. This looks super fun! Playing games as a family is still our favorite thing to do when we get together - especially on big family vacations! I will have to introduce them to da Joey!

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  18. I haven't played any card games in years.. The only good card games I played was when it involved drinking, those were the best games, haha. I'm going to have to look up the pass the trash game.

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  19. This looks like a lot of fun! I just taught my daughter how to play crazy 8 and she loves it!!

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  20. Looks like a great game for kids. Mine love to play games, I am not a fan of games but encourages it as I like the fun they get playing the card games and making their own rules...

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  21. Nice, I am not playing cards because it is always accompanied with money when my friends are playing. Though this game is interesting. It would be nice if you put illustration on how to play the game, we would love to know :)

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  22. so cool, I would never be able to think up a card game!

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  23. Wow that's cool, you came up with your own card games; I'll need to try a couple.

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  24. cool. i love how creative your family is.

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  25. how creative!!! I love playing cards, never thought to make my own game though lol.

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  26. Interesting how you made up some new card games…Thank you for sharing it!

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  27. I don't ever play card games, but I appreciate the creativity that it takes to come up with a new card game.

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  28. Aw, this is just the kind of thing people will remember forever and a day who participated. I like to play cards, we used to play quite a bit but haven't now for years. I guess because we moved and just never started the tradition back up.

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  29. Oh that was fun how you got that name for a card game. I don't ply cards but there were few card games I like online like free cell and solitaire.

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  30. Awe these are great family memories! Our family argues too much about rules to ever actually create a game but we enjoy playing together.

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  31. I used to love play cards when I was younger. My dad would come up with crazy rules and new games, or my granddad. And we could never be sure if they were for real or if they just invented them. It makes playing so much more fun :)

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  32. That sounds like a fun game. I was never good at making up games. AMber N

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