This game was conceived by my daughter Raven.
Turkey Shoot is a strategy/gambling game in which you try to score the lowest number of points to win the hand.
Players will match the cards in their hands to cards laid on the table and attempt to come out with the lowest score and win the pot.
The cards 2 through 10 are the Score shown.
Aces count as 1 or 14 dependent on the desire of each Player.
Jacks count as 11.
Queens count as 12.
Kings count as 13.
Example of Scoring:
Let us say that the table shows the cards 2, 5, K, and 10.
Player 1 has 3, 7, J, and A.
Player 2 has 2, 4, 7, and Q
Player 3 has 5, 5, 9, and K
Player 1 decides to match his cards as follows: His 3 with the 2; his 7 with the 5; his A (as 14) to the K, and his J with the 10. The difference between 3 and 2 =1; the difference between 7 and 5 = 2; the difference between A (as 14) and the K (13) = 1; and the difference between the J (11) and 10 = 1. This gives Player 1 a score of 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 5
Player 2 matches his cards (2/2 = 0; 4/5 = 1; Q/K = 1; and 7/10 = 3 ) and comes up with a score of (0 + 1 + 1 + 3 =) 5
Player 3 matches his cards (2/5 = 3; 5/5 = 0; K/K = 0; and 9/10 = 1) for a score of (3 + 0 + 0 + 1 =) 4.
Player 4 has the lowest score and wins the hand/pot. If Player 1 and 2 had tied as winners, they would have split the pot.
1. Each player is dealt 4 cards. These cards are for the Player’s eyes only.
2. The Dealer then lays a card from the remaining deck face-up on the table.
3. Beginning with the Player on the left, bidding begins (check, bid, fold, raise, etc.). The Player is betting on the likelihood that he will be able to most closely match the number on the table.
4. Once bidding is done, the Dealer then lays another card from the remaining deck face-up on the table.
5. Beginning with the Player on the left, bidding begins (check, bid, fold, raise, etc.). The Player is betting on the likelihood that he will be able to most closely match the numbers on the table.
6. This continues until 4 cards are face-up on the table.
7. Once bidding on the 4th card ends, Beginning with the Player to the left of the Dealer, each Player will reveal his cards and attempt to match them for the lowest score.
8. The Players will then match their Scores… the Player with the lowest score wins the Pot.
As a variation, if agreed to by all participants (prior to play), the Dealer can “burn” a card and then reveal the next card as the face-up card to be laid on the table.