Pilatch Card Games


Think about your hand. You must use exactly 2 of the 3 the cards in it to win.

2 to 10 players can play Philadelphia per deck.
Deck Build

Remove the wild cards for a 42-card deck, leaving Ranks 1-10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace in each of the 3 suits.

Valued Hand Size
5-card hands are valued.
Beginning a Hand
Each player starts with her bet card up. Shuffle the deck. Deal each player a hand of 3 cards. Have a round of betting. Then deal community cards.
Community Cards

The community cards are dealt out in three rounds:

  1. Deal 3 cards face-down, then 3 cards face-up. Have a round of betting.
  2. Deal 1 card face-down, then 1 card face-up. Have another round of betting.
  3. Deal 1 card face-down, then 1 card face-up. Have a final round of betting.

In total, there should be 5 face-up community cards, and 5 face-down.

Each player combines exactly 3 community cards with exactly 2 cards in her hand. Best 5-cards hand wins. See the rules on winning.

Hands, Best to Worst:
Hand Name Description Chance*
Straight Flush A Straight, in only one suit 0.07%
Full House Triples, and a Pair of another rank 1.25%
Straight 5 adjacent ranks (Ace is high, 1 is low) 3.75%
Triples 3 of the same rank, and 2 others 4.26%
Flush 5 of the same suit 9.37%
Two Pairs A Pair, another Pair, and 1 other 20.5%
Rags 'n Riches Cannot form any other hand type 22.0%
Pair 2 of the same rank, and 3 others 72.2%

* simulated raw stats