Strip Poker

Strip Poker Rules

Strip poker is a classic game for adults. It can be much less stressful and more casual than regular poker as the only thing you have to worry about losing is your clothes!

What You Need to Play

  • A deck of 52 cards.
  • At least 2 players.

The Objective of the Game

The objective of strip poker is to get your opponents to take off their clothes piece by piece, while trying to keep yours on. The winner is the player with the most clothes on by the end of the game.

Setting Up the Game

  • The players agree on what is and isn’t considered a piece of clothing. (Example: watch, belt, suspenders, etc.) 
  • To ensure fairness, the players can decide to have the same amount of clothes on, as well as the same number of jewels and accessories.
  • Determine in advance what the limit will be. (Example: when a player is only in their underwear, they’re out.)

How to Play

As Texas Hold ’em is the most popular version of poker, its rules will apply here. Nevertheless, you are free to adopt any version you want. Also note that strip poker is more flexible than normal poker, so a lot of rules can be changed to your liking.

  • The dealer deals two cards to each player, starting with the person to their left and continuing clockwise. These are hole cards. (Cards that the player must keep secret from the other players.)
  • 3 community cards will then be placed face up on the table.
  • The first player must bet on a piece of clothing. The other players have the following options:

Call: bet the same piece of clothing.

Raise: increase their bet.
Fold: set down their cards and see how the round plays out.

  • When everyone agrees, a fourth card will be added to the community cards on the table.
  • Players who raise begin a new bet at the end of which a fifth card will be added to the community cards on the table.
  • Each player tries to form the best possible combination by using the cards in their hand and the cards on the table.
  • The player with the best combination wins, while the rest of the players have to take off one piece of clothing each.
  • Play continues in this way until there is only one winner.

Strip Poker Hands

The hand combinations used for this version of strip poker is adopted from Texas Hold ‘em. These are all the hands sorted from the strongest to the weakest:

  • Royal flush: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 all of the same suit. (For example, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten all of hearts.) This means there are only four ways to get a royal flush.
  • Straight flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit. (For example, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all of diamonds.)
  • Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank. (For example, 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds, 7 of hearts, 7 of spades.)
  • Full house: Three cards of one rank (set), and two cards of another rank (pair). (For example, 10 of hearts, 10 of clubs, 10 of spades, King of hearts, King of clubs.)
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit. (For example, 2 of hearts, 4 of hearts, 7 of hearts, 10 of hearts, Queen of hearts.)
  • Straight: Five cards of consecutive rank but different suits. (For example, 3 of hearts, 4 of spades, 5 of diamonds, 6 of diamonds, 7 of clubs.)

Note: An Ace can be the highest card or the lowest card, but never both at the same time in the same combination.

  • Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank. (For example, 6 of hearts, 6 of spades, 6 of clubs.) 
  • Two pairs: Two cards of one rank and two other cards of another rank. (For example, 9 of hearts, 9 of clubs, Ace of hearts, Ace of diamonds.)
  • Pair: Two cards of the same rank. (For example, 5 of spades, 5 of clubs.)
  • High card: If none of the combinations mentioned above are formed, then the highest card in the player’s hand is considered their hand. (For example, if a player has a 3 of diamonds, 6 of hearts, 8 of hearts, 9 of clubs, Queen of clubs, then the Queen of clubs is considered the high card.)