Faux (defined as false or fake and pronounced “fo”) of a Kind Poker is provides an alternate opportunity to achieve “four of a kind” without actually containing 4 cards of the same numeric values (or utilizing wild-cards).
Its uniqueness comes from the addition of 2 new winning hand combinations that allow for improved chances at winning:
Faux of a Kind: 3-of-a-kind with the remaining 2 cards adding up to the value of 1 of the '3-of-a-kind' cards. Example (5 cards): 9, 9, 9, 5, 4
Full Faux of a Kind: (5 cards). 4, 4, 4, 2, 2
Face cards (J, Q, K, A) are not applicable for either of the 2 winning hand scenarios (above). Examples: Q, Q, Q, 6, 4 - is a standard '3-of-a-kind' only, K, K, K, 5, 5 - is a standard 'full-house' only, 4, 4, 4, 3, A - is a standard '3-of-a-kind' only
“Faux of a Kind” is a variant of the existing poker game, “5-Card Draw”. Standard rules apply and may be found from various online sources.
“Faux of a Kind Poker” is intended for adaptation to online and on-site video poker game play. Please contact us for more information including licensing opportunities.
Ranked Order of Winning Hand Combinations:
Full Faux of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Faux of a Kind
Three of a Kind
*Note – winning combinations may be varied for solo-play video-poker (i.e. One-pair must be “Jacks or higher” and “High Card” may be excluded from winning eligibility.)