Poker Shuffle Solitaire Rules
Poker Shuffle is a variation of Poker Squares. It requires less luck and more skill.
This game was invented by Randy Rasa, and is available as part of the Poker Solitaire Pack collection.
The game is begun by taking a pack of 52 cards, shuffling it, and dealing the first twenty-five cards face-up to a 5 x 5 grid to form the tableau. The remainder of the cards are not used until the next hand.
The object of the game is to re-arrange the cards within the 5 x 5 grid so that each of the rows and columns forms the best possible poker hand.
Cards are re-arranged by swapping them. To swap two cards, simply pick one up, drag it onto the one you wish to swap with, and drop it. You may continue moving cards in this way until you're created the best set of ten poker hands possible. Once you've reached this optimum arrangement, click the "new hand" button to score the hand and deal another.
You earn points for each type of poker hand you can create. The number of points awarded per hand is based on the hand you create, and the cards in the hand.
Refer to Poker Solitaire Pack Scoring for details on the scoring systems used for this game.
As in Poker Squares, it's a safe bet to aim for flushes on the rows, and full houses, four of a kind, or three of a kind on the columns. This game allows you a great deal of latitude in card placement; take advantage of the free card movement to experiment with different strategies, and watch the results in the score box.
The rules to this game are copyright Randy Rasa, and neither the rules nor the game they describe may be reproduced without written permission.
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