|Hand||Description||Free Players||Club Winster|
||Two cards with the same number.||35||140|
||Two sets of cards with the same numbers.||45||180|
|Three of a Kind
||Three cards with the same number.||60||240|
||Five cards in sequential order. Aces are both high and low.||90||360|
||Five cards of the same suit.||120||480|
||Three of a kind plus a pair.||140||560|
|Four of a Kind
||Four cards with the same number.||180||720|
||Five cards in sequential order that also are the same suit.||240||960|
|Five of a Kind
||Five cards with the same number.||280||1120|
||10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of the same suit.||300||1200|
1. Poker Terms
When you're just starting out it can be tough trying to remember exactly what everything is. Here are a few different ways to think about Poker Pals terms.
2. What to Look For
A Royal Flush is worth the most points but it' very difficult to get, even if you trade a lot! Most players settle for a Full House, 4 of a kind, or 5 of a kind. If you're looking at the cards in your hand and you have no idea what to do, start by looking for a pair. Don't have one yet? Check the other player's cards to see if anyone could help you out. If not, just pick a card and spin!
When offering a trade please be courteous. If someone has 3-4 of a kind, don't send a trade and ask for one of their cards in the 3-4 group. Also, if someone repeatedly rejects your offer on a specific card, just move on. They're probably working on a combination that isn't clear to you.
3. Change Your Perspective
It's natural to be focused on your own cards. But once you're a little more comfortable with the game, start looking at other players' boards to see what they need. Pairs are easy to spot, so look for those first. Take a moment to see if anyone needs your card before you hit "Spin" and get rid of it!
When you make an effort to help other players they'll make an effort to help you too!
4. Mutually Beneficial Trades
This basically combines tips 2 & 3. Take a look at the picture below.
Right now neither player has anything valuable. But if they trade the ten of hearts for the King of spades, then both players end up with a pair.
This is a great starting point! Now they both can work to turn their pairs into three of a kind or more.
5. Politeness Matters
Say "Thank you!" and "You're welcome!" and say it often! At Winster we make it easy for everyone to be polite. Just hit the "ty" button to say "Thank you!" and the "yw" button to say "You're welcome!"
It's such a simple thing to do but it makes a huge difference! If you never say "Thank you" you appear ungrateful, and people won't want to keep trading with you. Take a second to click the button and everybody wins!
Now take your oodles of knowledge and go give Poker Pals a try!
Written by Mira Hope