Spit in the Ocean

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Statistics

Variant of
Root Game
Type
Common
Cards
5
Max Players
6
Betting Rounds
2
Max Cards Seen
9
Wild Cards
4
Source
Public Domain

Rules

  1. Deal four cards down to each player.
  2. Deal one common card face up to the table.
  3. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  4. Each player may draw up to three cards (four if they show an ace).
  5. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  6. Showdown, high hand wins.
  7. The last common card flipped is wild, as are all other cards of the same rank.

Variants

11810
Five down; Lead bet; Three common up; Lead bet; Draw two; Lead bet; High/low/both declare
Double Spit
Four down; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; Lowball; Use all or none commons
Four Two One
Four down; Lead bet; Two down; Lead bet; Flip two down; One common up; High bet; One common up; High bet; One up, can be rejected; High bet; Declare using first common; High bet; Declare using second common; High bet; Showdown, high wins, first common users pay penalty
Italian Poker
Five down; Lead bet with forced open; Discard up to two; Two common up; Lead bet; High/low declare; Use as many commons as you discarded
Lame Brain
Five down; Five common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare
Phlegm
Four down; One common up; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Flip the top one; Lead bet; Flip the top one; Lead bet; Flip the top one; Lead bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild
Spit Guts
Four down; Deal four table down; One common up; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Beat the deck, losers match; Last common indicates wild; Low in the hole if lower than the common
Spit in the Snatch
Four down; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild
Stormy Weather
Four down; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; One common up; Lead bet; Showdown; Use one common
Wild Widow
Four down; One common up; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild but is not wild