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Year Published
1997
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(9 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Lamarckian Poker
Alternate Names
Darwinian Poker
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In Lamarckian Poker players start with a hand resembling primordial ooze, but attempt through successive generations to "evolve" it into something more useful. But unlike Lamarck's giraffes, they may find themselves competing with others for the very same improvements. In the end, the player who has accumulated the best Poker hand wins.

Can be played using a standard Poker deck without Jokers. Published in the April 1999 issue GAMES (the magazine) and as part of Chief Herman's Next Big Thing as Darwinian Poker.

Players start with four cards. Each round, there are four new cards available. Each player simultaneously chooses a card from her hand. The cards are revealed and then resolved in order from highest to smallest, with suit order breaking ties. Each card takes all the cards of same value and same suit from the pool and then goes into the pool, so a card played never returns to the hand of the player and later cards can capture earlier cards. The cards that are left in the pool are discarded and a new pool of four cards is dealt.

This process is repeated as long as there are cards left in the deck, then the player who has the best five-card Poker hand wins the game.

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Board Game Rank: 5020
Num Ratings: 74
Average Rating: 6.53
Standard Deviation: 1.24
Num Views: 13770
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.6
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 49
Users Owning: 58
Users Wanting: 1
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