OBJECTIVE OF OCEAN’S ELEVEN: The first player to win six poker hands wins the game
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 players
NUMBER OF CARDS: 104 cards
RANK OF CARDS: (low) Ace – King, Ace (high)
TYPE OF GAME: Poker
INTRODUCTION OF OCEAN’S ELEVEN
Ocean’s Eleven is a poker style created by Eliott Adkins. A game for two, each player is trying to build the best poker hand possible and force the other to concede. During the game, players will flip cards from their own decks, compare their current hands, and the player with the lowest ranking hand will decide whether to concede or draw. Don’t draw too many times because the player that runs out of cards automatically loses the game.
THE CARDS & THE DEAL
Ocean’s Eleven uses two 52 card decks. Each player will have one deck as their own. In this game, twos are wild.
Each player shuffles their deck and places it face down in front of them.
Both players flip the top card of the deck face up to begin a row. This is the first card of each player’s poker hand. The players’ hands are compared. The player with the lower ranking hand has two options. They may deal another card from their deck, or they may concede the hand.
If the player chooses to draw another card, it is added to their face up row. The hands are compared again. The player with the lowest hand decides to draw or concede. This continues until one player concedes the hand. Standard poker hand order is used for this game. If there is a tie for best hand, the next highest card breaks the tie.
As the hands grow beyond five cards, each player will form their best five card hand possible from their face up row.
Once a player concedes, the rows of face up cards are placed aside in a discard pile. The winner should use one of the cards from their hand as a scoring token.
A new hand begins with each player flipping over the next card from their deck. Play continues until one player has won six poker hands or one player has run out of cards in their deck. The player that runs out of cards loses.
The first player to win six poker hands wins the game.