The rules to Cadaco Tripoley Dice Game include:
1) Either divide the chips up equally between all of the players, or
if you are playing for money, each player buys chips. Each round
starts with every player placing one chip on each section of the
Tripoley board. The sections of the board are:
- King Queen
- 8-9-10 All One Suit
2) The dealer shuffles a regulation deck of playing cards, jokers
removed making a 52 card deck, and deal each player, and one extra
hand, cards one-by-one until all of the cards are distributed.
Depending on the number of players, some players may have one more
card than others. This does not matter as the deal rotates around
the table each hand and the extra cards will even out. The extra
hand is not used in the basic game. It can come into play in one of
the most popular variations.
3) The players who have "money cards" now collect the chips in each
section. In the basic game the money cards are all Hearts, with the
exception of the 8-9-10. For example, the player with the Queen of
Hearts collects the chips in that section. The only section that may
be a tie is the 8-9-10 section. If this is the case, the players who
tie split the chips.
4) Each player then chooses their best 5 card poker hand for the
next round. The dealer opens the action by checking or betting. Play
continues to the left with each player either folding, calling the
bet or raising. Once the last player to act calls, the best poker
hand wins the pot section and all of the bets. In the case of a tie,
they are split.
Players now place their poker hands back with the rest of their
cards and the dealer places the lowest card in his or her hand face
up on the table or board. Each player is required to play their
cards starting with the next card of the same suit. For example, the
dealer plays the Two of Clubs. The player with the Three of Clubs
places it on the table, then the player with the Four of Clubs, etc.
Play continues this way until one of the cards is missing, caused by
the dead hand, or the Ace of the suit is played. The player who
played the last card must then play the lowest card from any other
suit in their hand. If they are unable to change suits the action
passes to the player to the left, who must change suits. The first
player to play every hand in his or her hand wins the chips in the
Kitty section. Each other player pays the winner one chip for each
card remaining in their hand. This concludes the round. The player
to the dealers left becomes the new dealer and each player ante's a
chip to each section of the board again.
The game ends when the players decide to stop either by
prearrangement or agreement or when one player has all of the chips.
To distribute any chips that remain on the board at the end, deal
five cards to each player for a last round of poker. The best hand
wins the remaining chips.