Dish rag poker
I don't know if anyone has heard of the name of the game, because it is a local name for a card game, which I am trying to find the real game. Below i will outline the rules, and appreciate if anyone can help me trace its origin.
Number of players:2-8
Game: variation on five card draw
Materials: One deck of 52 cards, a container or dish of some kind, 4x tokens or pennies or dollars or chips (some sort of counters) for each player present. (I use pennies, but the number can be adjusted as you please)
Rules: Dish rag poker is a variation on 5 card stud or draw. 4 pennies are given to each player, and the dish is placed in the middle of the table. One player is designated dealer, and deals 5 cards to everyone one at a time, but DEALS TWO HANDS FOR HIMSELF. The dealer* chooses one of the hands, and discards the rest of the deck. If he likes the hand he has, he keeps the five cards, and places the other hand on the table. If he does not like his hand, he places in on the table (face up) and keeps his new hand.
two's are wild and can be used as any card the holder wishes. The object of the game is to get the best poker hand possible. After the 5 cards are on the table, they become community cards, and the player to the left of the dealer goes next. Player two must choose to switch one of the community cards with one of the cards in his hand. This continues around the table. When someone feels they have a good five card hand, they knock on the table, and the last round of picking cards happens. The person who knocks cannot pick up a card before or after they knock. After they place returns to the player who knocks, everyone shows their hands, and the lowest loses, and must place a penny in the dish.
*If the person who knocks has the lowest hand, they must place two pennies in the dish*
*five of a kind is the best hand, and if someone gets that hand, they place it on the table, and everyone except them pays one penny*
*this can happen before or after someone knocks, (someone does not have to knock for them to show their five of a kind)
*The dealer can be either male or female, but i shall denote the dealer as he.
when there is only one player left, he wins all of the money in the dish, the usual game with 8 people may take up to 1.5 hours, but it can be less.
Please feel free to ask questions for clarification, as this may be a little confusing to the outsider.