We play pattern poker (although I don’t call it poker!) Here’s a three-way game:


It’s slightly analogous to Texas Hold’em: Deal two cards in the middle, then two to each player. The player with the best pattern wins. You can play for M&Ms or whatever you like. “Best pattern” means more-or-less what it means in 5-card poker. You can make up your own rules. (In fact, we use slightly different rules every time we play, because, of course, we make them up on the fly. Sometimes Leo catches me making up a rule that we didn’t use before, and we have to negotiate!)