Rules of Follow the Queen Poker
Follow the Queen is a variation of 7 card stud with the key difference in that all Q's are wild throughout the game. In addition, when a Q is dealt face up, either on the board or to a player (as an up card), the next card dealt up and all cards of the same rank are also considered wild. This means that with four Q's available, you could have another four wild cards (the cards dealt next) meaning that there are a maximum of eight wild cards that could play a part in any one hand.
If a subsequent Q is dealt face up, the next up card replaces the previous wild as a new wild card. There shouldn't be more than 8 wild cards available in the deck at any one time. If a Q is the last card dealt up, then only Q's should be wild. As with any game that makes use of wild cards, monster hands are common place. Hands that would normally win in a standard game (like full houses and straight flush) are regularly beaten in this game so don't place the same level of value to your hands that you would do in a regular game of 7 Card Stud.
If you can get your head round the use of wild cards, the game is basically 7 Card Stud, wild! Best five card hand wins.
- All Q's remain wild throughout the game.
- There shouldn't be any more than 8 wild cards at any one time.
- Standard hand values go out the window with the introduction of wild cards.
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