Funky 'Teen-Patti' variations to try out this Diwali
After the cleaning spree and distributing ‘diwali’ on the occasion of this big festival now is the time to set your tables and get the cards shuffling. The aesthetic of the whole Diwali party lies in the game of ‘Teen-Patti’.
It is played with the 52-card with rankings as Ace being the highest to 2 — the lowest. Each player gets three cards each and the player with the best three-card set wins. Here is when you can unfold the fun.
To start with some basic variations:Odd sequence
: Instead of your general sequences which would be Ace-2-3 or Jack-Queen-King, use alternate cards to declare a sequence: Ace, 3, 5 or 9, Jack, King. If you are that unlucky one in the group, this might your chance to win!
369 and a one-eyed Jack: The Jack of Spades and Jack of Hearts are also known as one-eyed jacks so these become jokers. The other two Jacks (of diamonds and clubs) are not one-eyed, which can lead to a comical amount of confusion. To add to the chaotic scene, you can even call certain colours of 369 jokers, while declaring the others to be ordinary.
Now a notch higher:
Muflis: In the usual 'teen patti', the highest card owner wins, but it's the opposite in Muflis. A person with the lowest cards, walks away with the moolah. This sequence could be played in the mid-session to completely turn around the game.
Kissing Missing: Ooooo! The name might be catchy but can’t say the same about the game which is a little complicated. Each player gets five cards. If you get a pair, you consider it as one joker, and it is called 'kiss'. And for 'miss', any two alternate numbers in a sequence (for example 6 and 8) will together be considered one joker. You have to discard one extra card out of the five, and play the game.
Lallan-Kallan: One odd colour in your pack of three will be the joker in Lallan-Kallan. If you have two red cards and one black card, the 'kallan' will be considered the joker. And this works vice-versa too. By chance if all your cards are of the same colour, you are out.
Well to end the game at a ‘killer’ note is:
Distribute equal packs of cards to different players. Hold then between your ring finger and thumb and continue to drop till one person yells stop! Of the cards remaining, pick one single card of highest value you have left. The highest card wins!Read More