Wild Hex game is a variation of poker that follows similar rules of regular poker games. However, there are six cards dealt as community cards. The objective of the game is to come up with the best five-hand using a combination of hole and community cards. The name Wild Hex was taken from the 6 community cards that form like hexagon. In here, six cards are formed like a diamond and one additional card is laid in the middle facing down. The middle card will dictate which are the wild cards.
Two cards are revealed successively followed by a sequence of betting. After the last betting round, players remaining will do the showdown. Hence, whoever holds the finest five cards takes the prize pot.
Blinds in Wild Hex follow the same mechanics of Texas Hold’em wherein the blinds are paid by two players situated from the dealer’s left. The small blind is paid by the player seated immediate of the dealer’s left while the next player pays the big blind. Remember that small blind is equivalent to ½ the least bet whereas the big blind is identical to the amount of the smallest bet.
Deal and the First Betting Round
Players are dealt with four facing down hole cards. After which, the dealer deals the community cards following the form of a hexagon in the center of the table all facing down. This is followed by a sequence of betting.
To have a clearer picture on how the community cards are dealt, cards shall be tagged as A to F. Card A is situated at the top, Card B & C to the right following a vertical line and Card D stays at the bottom. Card F & E are situated to the left. Wild card is dealt in the middle.
Rules of the Game
- Two cards from the hexagon are revealed, A & C, and then a betting sequence happens.
- Cards D & F are revealed then a betting sequence follows.
- Cards B & E are revealed then another betting follows
- Wild card is revealed then the final betting sequence.
- Showdown begins when there are still players remaining right after the last betting sequence. Player with the finest five cards takes the prize pot.
The game Wild Hex offers a unique method of coming up with the finest five hand cards. Player has to use two hole cards plus three community cards in arranging his cards and creating the best five cards. The use of hole and community cards follow this pattern: two hole cards plus any of the following arrangement, FAB, EFA, DEF, CDE, BCD or ABC cards.
Community cards will never be used as Wild Cards. The middle card will tell which cards are wild. There should only be an utmost three wild cards.