re: Poker & Home Game Question Please Help Thanks
If you want variations, but too many choices are scaring players off, I might suggest using a basic HORSE structure. This would give you 5 games to choose from, giving you consistant variations. You may even tweak this a little. Some people don't like Razz, so you could play HOSE, or you could add in Draw and have HORSED or HOSED. I would just say take a vote (verbal) at the next game and once you pick a version stick with it each time you play. In case you're not familiar with HORSE, it would be...
maha (regular or high/low, but keep whichever you choose)
ight or better (7 card stud high/low with 8
or less for low)
raw (5 card)
The game changes each trip around the table so everyone pays/plays the same amount of each game. For more info, here's PokerStars
page on HORSE with game details.