OBJECTIVE OF ROUND THE WORLD: The objective of Round the World is to win the pot.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 10 Players

MATERIALS: A standard 52-card deck, chips or money, and a flat surface.

TYPE OF GAME: Poker Card Game



Round the World is a poker card game for 3 to 10 players. The object of the game is to make and win bids.

This is a poker game variation, so a general knowledge of how to play poker and poker hands is needed.


There will be a dealer who may or may not play in the round. This is up to the table and the environment the game is being played in.

The dealer will shuffle and deal each player a 4-card hand. Then 4 cards are dealt to the center of the table, face down.

Card and Hand Rankings

Cards are ranked traditionally. Ace (high), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 (low).

The game also uses the traditional ranking of hands.


The game begins with the dealer revealing the first face-down table card. After the card is revealed, there is a round of bidding.

Each card is revealed one at a time with a separate round of bidding after each. After the final bidding round is finished the showdown begins.


The final round of bidding will end and if more than one player remains in the round then a showdown takes place. All remaining players will show their 4-card hand and use these cards plus the central cards to make the highest poker hand possible.

The player with the highest hand of the table wins the pot.


The game does not have a standard end. Players may enter and exit the game between rounds of play.

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