Wild Hex Rules
Wild Hex is a community card game in which each player receives four hole cards that can be used in combination with six community cards. Wild Hex gets its name from the fact that the six community cards are dealt in the shape of a hexagon. In the middle of the hexagon, a seventh card is dealt face down. This card is eventually used to determine which cards are wild cards.
The community cards are dealt so that they form a hexagon in the middle of the table:
The dealer then reveals two cards at a time in the following manner: cards A and C, then cards D and F, then B and E, then the wild card. After each instance of revealing the cards, there is a round of betting. Any players remaining after the final round of betting have a showdown. The player with the best five card poker hand wins the pot.
Wild Hex uses the same blinds system as Texas Holdem. The two players to the left of the dealer are responsible for paying the blinds. The first player to the left of the dealer pays the small blind, which is an ante equal to half the minimum bet. The next player over must pay the big blind, which is equal to one minimum bet.
Deal and First Betting Round
At the beginning of the hand, each player receives four hole cards face down. The dealer then creates the hexagon (using all face down cards) in the middle of the table. After this has been completed, there is a round of betting.
First Reveal and Second Betting Round
Next, the dealer reveals two cards of the hexagon. This time, cards A and C are revealed. This is followed by a round of betting.
Second Reveal and Third Betting Round
The dealer reveals cards D and F of the hexagon. There is another round of betting.
Third Reveal and Fourth Betting Round
The dealer reveals cards B and E of the hexagon. There is another round of betting.
Wild Card and Fifth Betting Round
Finally, the dealer reveals the wild card. There is one last round of betting.
If there are two or more players remaining after the final betting round, those players have a showdown. The player with the best five card poker hand wins the pot.
Wild Hex uses a unique system to create each player’s hand. The players may use any two of their hole cards in combination with any three consecutive community cards to form the best possible poker hand. For example, the players may use two of their hole cards with ABC, BCD, CDE, DEF, EFA or FAB to create a five card hand.
The wild card in the middle of the hexagon determines which hands will be considered wild. So if a 7 is in the middle of the hexagon, all 7s are wild. Community cards can never be considered wild cards. With this system, there is a maximum of three wild cards each hand.