Chase the Queen
interesting variation on 7-card stud, with dynamic wild cards...
This is just like 7-Card
Stud, but with an interesting system for wild
cards. Queens are always wild. Also, whichever card
most recently followed a face-up queen is wild. Therefore,
if the dealer deals a queen face-up, and the next card is (for
example) a 5, then 5's are also wild. However, if another
queen is dealt face-up later in the game and followed by a 7, then
7's are wild and 5's are no longer wild. If a queen
is the very last card dealt face up, then there are no other wild
cards; only queens remain wild.
There's a variation of this game called "Black Widow" -
in this version, if the queen of spades is dealt face up, all the
cards are collected and the hand is re-dealt to the players who
are still in.
This game can be a lot of fun - it's a favorite at my poker
nights! Hands that win tend to be high, since there are
(usually) 8 total wild cards (four Queens and four 8's, for
example) at the end of the game. Enjoy...