Five Card Guts

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Statistics

Variant of
Root Game
Type
Guts
Cards
5
Max Players
6
Betting Rounds
0
Max Cards Seen
9
Wild Cards
0
Source
Public Domain

Rules

  1. Deal five cards face down to each player.
  2. Declare in/out one at a time, starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
  3. Each player may draw up to three cards (four if they show an ace).
  4. Showdown, high hand wins the pot. Everyone who went in and lost matches the pot. Redeal for all unless only one person went in.

Variants

Alternating guts
Five down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot; Skip cards are wild
Auction Guts
Five down; Five table down; Auction the right to switch hands; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Balls III
Declared wild; Five down; Five table down; Knock; Beat the deck, losers match the pot
Balls to the Wall
Five down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot, double if they drew
Best Hand Pays
Five down; Knock; If no one went in, best reantes for all; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Buddha's Folly
Five down; One table up to the lead; You may draw the table card; Pass one table left; Repeat until a card goes all the way around; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Cohones
Five down; Knock; Twist three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Consecutive Guts
Five down; Coin in hand; Losers match the pot, no redeal; Coin in hand for remaining players; Losers match the pot; Connectors are wild for three card hands
Cowgirl
Five down; Knock; Draw one; Losers match the pot
Cowpie Guts
Five down; Knock; Losers match the pot
Cuban Guts
Four down; One up; Deal four table down; Four common up; Knock with reante; Flip one; Flip one table card; High bet; Flip one; Flip one table card; High bet; Flip one; Flip one table card; High bet; Losers match 1/4 the pot, with kitty
Deadman's Dance
Add two jokers to the deck; Five down; Five table down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Beat the deck, losers match the pot; Jokers are useless except in the kitty
Dr. Pepper II
Five down; Twist one; Coin in hand; Twist one; Losers pay winner the pot
Everybody Antes
Five down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot with reante
Five Card Fierce
Three down; Knock; Two down; Losers match the pot
Five Card Guts with a Draw
Five down; Draw three, four with an ace; Knock; Losers match the pot
Five Card Guts with the Weenie Rule
Five down; Knock with the weenie rule; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Five Card Punishment
Five down; Coin in hand with punishment; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Five Card Screw
Five down; Coin in hand with screw rule; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Five Card With a Phantom Hand
Five down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Beat the deck, losers match the pot
Hold Your Guts
Five down; Knock until someone goes in; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
In/Out
Five down; Knock; Three common up; Losers match the pot
Jacks and Piss
Four down; One common up; Knock; Draw four; Lead bet; Losers match the pot; Jacks and the common are wild
King Little
Five down; Five table down; Coin in hand; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Beat the deck, losers match the pot; Kings and lows are wild
Pass Your Guts
Five down; Knock; Pass three left if no one went in; Repeat until someone goes in; Draw three, four with an ace; Losers match the pot
Position Guts
Five down; Knock no pass with second chance; Draw three; Losers match the pot
Rohr
Two down; Five common up; Knock; Losers match the pot, commons stay; Reshuffle if necessary
Three to Five
Three down; Knock; Two down; Lead bet; Losers match the pot
Tic-Tac-Toe II
Two down; Nine commons up in a square; Lead bet; Losers post
Western
Five down; Six table down; Knock; Draw three, four with an ace; Beat the deck, losers match the pot