Criss Cross Wild Rules
Criss Cross Wild is similar to Wild Hex except this version doesn’t use as many community cards. As a result, you won’t see as many crazy hands in Criss Cross Wild. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Criss Cross Wild is a fun poker variation that uses somewhat sane rules.
There are six betting rounds in Criss Cross Wild so pots can grow quite a bit larger than in other poker variations. The wild cards are announced near the end of the hand and that can change everything. In Criss Cross Wild, nothing is ever a sure thing. That’s a part of what makes this game so much fun.
At the beginning of each hand, the dealer places five cards face down in the middle of the table. These cards are arranged to form a cross pattern, with one card in the middle and four cards arranged around that card.
Criss Cross Wild uses the same blinds system as Texas Holdem. At the beginning of each round, the two players to the left of the dealer must pay the blinds. Just like in Texas Holdem, every player at the table must take turns paying the blinds.
Each player receives four hole cards. The players will eventually use any five-card combination of these hole cards plus the community cards to create their final poker hands. After the cards have been dealt, there is a round of betting.
The top card of the cross is revealed. This is followed by another round of betting.
The right card of the cross is revealed. This is followed by another round of betting.
The bottom card of the cross is revealed. This is followed by another round of betting.
The left card of the cross is revealed. This is followed by another round of betting.
The card in the middle is revealed. This is followed by one last round of betting. The card in the middle is used to determine the wild cards. All cards of the same rank are considered wild cards. Community cards may never be considered wild cards.
Any players still remaining may now reveal their cards. The player with the best five card poker hand wins the pot. Poker hands may be formed by using any five-card combination of hole cards and community cards. The player with the best hand wins the pot.