These poker games are based on Seven Card Stud, but add or change something about the rules, such as add wild cards. If you're playing a dealer's choice game, they're fun to add to the mix.
Razz is seven card stud played for low -- in other words, instead of the highest hand winning, the lowest hand wins the pot. The lowest hand in Razz is A-2-3-4-5, because straights and flushes don't count against a hand being low, and aces are counted as low. The ace to five straight is also called "the bike" or "the wheel."
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Follow the Queen
This game features a wild card and is dealt the same as traditional seven card draw, but instead of the dealer choosing what cards will be wild before the first card is dealt, the cards dealt decide the wild card. To explain: in this game, if a queen is dealt face up to any player, the following card dealt face up becomes the wild card for all players. So if Im dealt a queen face up and the next player is dealt a six, sixes become the wild card for everyone. Until another queen comes up. If another queen is dealt, the next card dealt face up becomes the new wild card for everyone. If a queen happens to be the very last card dealt face up, then all wild cards are off. Its interesting to play because of how suddenly the value of each players hand can change when a queen comes out to play.
This is a split-pot variation of seven-card stud, where the high hand splits the pot with the player with the highest spade in the hole. The high hand and spade can be held by the same player, in which case he will win or scoop the whole pot.
Also known as: Black Mariah
This wild-card filled game was my favorite as a child. In this seven card stud variation, 3s and 9s are wild (for strikes and innings), and if you're dealt a 4 and you get an extra card. Some people play that players must add a forced bet and add a certain amount into the pot when dealt 3s, 9s, or 4s. Usually its the same amount as the ante at the beginning of the game.
With players having 8 wilds and the possibility of 8 or 9 cards in their hand, it's not uncommon for the winning hand to be five-of-a-kind or a straight flush. So if all you've got is three of a kind in baseball, you'll probably strike out.