OBJECTIVE OF STRIP POKER: Win hands to avoid stripping down.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-7 players
NUMBER OF CARDS: 52-card decks
RANK OF CARDS: A,K,Q,J,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2
TYPE OF GAME: Strip Game
Before introducing strip poker for evening entertainment, ensure you’re with a group of like-minded adults. This game is best for couples, potential paramours, or groups of friends all comfortable with potential getting stripped down. The game is not fun for anyone when even one player feels uncomfortable with the nature of the game. Consent is required. A limit should also be determined. How far are people willing to strip? Does the game stop when everyone is naked, or just in their underwear? This is for players to agree upon.
As opposed to typical games of poker, players bet clothes instead of cash. However, a poker game may begin with traditional cash betting, and once the money runs dry, switch to clothes. If someone loses a hand, the clothes get removed.
Before beginning the game, place a value on the articles of clothing. If a sock is a bet, can you raise a shirt? Figure out how you want to quantify the bets, what constitutes a small bet? A large bet? Is a shirt worth twice as much as a sock? Will players be allowed to buy back clothes? This must be agreed upon by players before starting the game.
THE DEAL & THE PLAY
First, grab an alcoholic beverage to loosen up and lighten the mood!
The dealer hands each player five cards. Players are allowed to exchange 1 or more of those cards for an equal number of cards off the top of the deck. Players bet or fold, after the exchange, and the remaining player with the highest hand wins. Unlike normal Poker, where players bet for chips or cash, players who lose the hand remove an article of clothing. For complete Five Card Poker instructions, click here.
The game continues until everyone, or almost everyone, is down to their underwear or totally naked.
To increase the fairness of the game, for example, if some players are in dresses with minimal accessories while others have belted pants on, redistribute accessories to even the playing field.
Winners may have the chance to choose who to strip. This variation allows hidden crushes or flirtations to be revealed in a playful way. The winner of a hand may choose a single player who then must remove an article of clothing.