Super Bowl Poker Game

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Published: January 29, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII Party Game

“Omaha” may have it’s Super Bowl favorite already picked out, but in a match-up that features the NFL’s best offense against the NFL’s best defense, some fans are torn. We have all heard the expression “Defense wins championships”, but any team that gives Peyton Manning two weeks to prep for a match-up should be a little worried. Both Super Bowl teams have players and/or aspects to cheer for; it’s hard for any true football fan to argue that Peyton’s record breaking season shouldn’t end with a Super Bowl win, but the same could be said for a young, entertaining, aggressive Seahawks squad. Nevertheless, let’s all hope for a great game from start to finish.

Super Bowl Party Game

Pick’em Prop Bet Sheets

Super Bowl party games are not a must at every get-together, but they do add extra excitement for fans who are undecided on who to root for. One of the most popular games for this years Super Bowl is a pick’em game, with events based around some sports betting options through Vegas prop bets. The game features over/under picks on things like touchdowns, yards, and field goals.

It’s easy enough to to get buddies together and play this one, just print off the pick’em sheet and hand them out before the game. The person with the best score at the end of the game wins. While this may be only one step up from buying Super Bowl squares, with nothing but luck playing a major part in your chances of winning, it’s still better than nothing.

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Now if you’re looking for something a little more exciting, you’ve got to check this game out. Gridiron Experts has a Super Bowl party poker game that is fun for all, and we’d love to share it with you.

This game can be customized to playing for fun, drinks, or some big bucks.

What you’ll need: A deck of cards (maybe two decks if you have more than 8 people playing). Make sure you pick a deck that has room to write on the cards.

Object of the Game: To score the most points from kickoff to the last play of the game.

Prep work: You’ll need to do a little work before you can play, but it’s worth it. Find a deck of cards that has room to write on each card. Then assign each card with a different situation that could happen during the game. This game is totally customizable, you can add or replace the suggested actions from the example below.

Rules: Every person is dealt 5 cards. Each time the scenario on the player’s card happens in the game, he or she calls it out and places the card face up on the table. That player scores their points and picks up another card from the pile.

At a commercial break, all scored cards played are picked up and added back into the pile. The deck is then shuffled. From there, all players can “draw” (replace) up to 3 new cards from the their hand. Players should have 5 in their hand at all times.

Super Bowl Party Game Chart Example:

Just write these actions onto a deck of cards

Hearts

Diamonds

Clubs

 Spades

A- Manning Yells “Omaha” (1 point) A- Broncos Challenge a play (5 points) A- Hawks P.Carroll Yells at the Ref (1 point) A- Hawks Challenge a play (5 points)
2- Broncos first down(1 point) 2- Broncos first down(1 point) 2- Seahawks first down (1 point) 2- Seahawks first down (1 point)
3- Broncos FG (3 points) 3- Manning 1st down Throw ( 1 points) 3- Seahawks FG (3 points) 3- R.Wilson 1st down Throw & Comp. (1 points)
4- Wilson sacked (2 points) 4- D.Thomas 7+ yard catch (2 points) 4- Manning sacked (2 points) 4- D.Baldwin 10+ yard catch (2 points)
5- Wilson INT (3 points) 5- J.Thomas 7+ yard catch (2 point) 5- Manning INT (3 point) 5- M.Lynch 7+ yard catch (2 point)
6- Moreno Rushing TD (6 points) 6- Welker 7+ yard catch (2 points) 6- Lynch Rushing TD (6 points) 6- G.Tate 7+ yard catch (2 points)
7- Welker TD (6 points) 7- D.Thomas TD (6 points) 7- P.Harvin TD (6 points) 7- M.Lynch TD (6 points)
8- Decker TD (6 points) 8- Shaun Phillips Tackle (1 points) 8- R.Sherman Tackle (1 points) 8- G.Tate 10+ yard Rec (2 points)
9- Manning throws TD (3 points) 9- Manning throws 10+ yard comp. (2 points) 9- R.Wilson throws TD (4 points) 9- R.Wilson throws 10+ yard comp. (2 points)
10- Moreno runs 10+ yards (3 point) 10- Manning throws 15+ comp. (4 point) 10- R.Wilson runs 10+ yards (2 point) 10- R.Wilson throws 15+ comp. (4 point)
Jack- Broncos Force 3 & Out (1 point) Jack- Manning 30+ yard comp. (6 point) Jack- Seahawks Force 3 & Out (1 point) Jack- Wilson 10+ yard run (1 point)
Queen- *Gold Digger Queen- *Gold Digger Queen- *Gold Digger Queen- *Gold Digger
King- Moreno 10+ yards (2 points) King- J.Thomas TD (6 points) King-  G.Tate 10+ yards (2 points) King-  Any Seahawk TE/FB TD (6 points)

*Gold Digger Card- This is exactly what it sounds like: when a player calls out that they have a card that represents something that happened on the field, the Gold Digger card can be used to steal half their points. If multiple people call out cards from an event that happened on the field (ie: passing TD, player A has the QB and player B has the WR) the Gold Digger can only pick one player to take half their points from, unless he/she has two Gold Digger cards. A player can hold onto the Gold Digger card for as long as he or she wants to before playing it.

  • Multiple cards can be played at once, ie: Manning 40 yard TD pass to Welker ( 4 cards, 15 points using chart from above).
  • A player has until the next snap in the game to play their card before it’s too late, if they don’t call it out the points are not awarded.
  • For best results, assign one player as Dealer and one player as Score Keeper.

 

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  1. Jon W says:

    Cool, I’ve seen this game before but never knew how to play it. The game I saw were acutal cards for football, they made a board game years ago.

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