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Candy Poker: Simplified Easy Poker Card Game For Young Kids

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This is a simplified single-player card game suitable for young children.

  • All cards are candies & there are only 6 different card types in the deck.
  • All cards have the same value, though you can make pairs, 3 of a kind, full house, 4 of a kind, or (kid’s game special deal!) 5 of a kind.
  • Hands start out with a bet of one point and you can bet up to five. Players can only bet after the initial deal before requesting to draw additional cards. When you draw additional cards you can draw up to 5 new cards.
  • If you win the hand and have a rather strong hand you will actually win a multiple of your bid.

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Children and parents can play this super simplified poker card video game by clicking in the window below.

Alternatively kids and adults can play this cards game for free as a web application here.

Candy Poker Cards Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

You automatically bet a point each hand, but can increase your bet up to 5 points if you have a good hand & can draw up to 5 cards after the initial deal.

  • Starting the Game
    • Click anywhere on the game load screen to start the game.
    • You start the game with 10 coins and can bet up to 5 coins per hand.
      • If you close the game and later restart it in the same web browser you will retain your prior coin count.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Click on the bid button to increase your bid.
        • You can only bid after the initial deal.
        • If you are going to increase you bid and draw cards be sure to increase your bid first.
      • Click on cards to turn them over.
        • You can turn over all 5 cards if you like.
        • Then click the draw button to get new cards.
      • Click on the hold button to hold.
      • After a hand is done click on deal to deal the next hand.
    • Mobile
      • Use your finger like a mouse.
    • The game contains sound and music control buttons in the upper right corner & a developer information button in the upper left corner.
  • Gameplay Strategy
    • A player can increase their bet from 1 coin up to 5 using the purple bet button in the lower right corner.
      • If you are content with your bet click on the hold button.
    • Underneath your cards it shows how many coins you have left.
    • At the end of each hand click on the deal button.
    • When the hand is dealt you can click on anywhere from 0 to 5 cards requesting replacements.
      • If you select none then click the hold button.
      • If you want to increase your bet you have to do so before turning any cards over.
      • If you select to turn over cards the button instead says draw.
      • When you click the draw button the new cards will be dealt to you.
      • If you draw more cards or hold after the initial deal you can’t increase your bet. All you can do is hold.
    • If you get a tie game the pot carries over to the next hand.
      • If you get multiple ties in a row the pot does not double each time but only goes up by 1 token per round to a max of 5.
      • Even if the pot started at 3 you are still capped at a max total bet of 5, so you can only add 2 more.
  • Winning Hands
    • In this game there is no such thing as suits, straights, or high card. All cards have equal value.
    • There are only 6 different card types, so given that you are dealt 5 off the deal and can request up to 5 more, you make a pair almost every time. The 6 cards are
      • star
      • donut
      • heart
      • cupcake
      • lollipop
      • strawberry cream hard candy
    • Other poker hands outside of straights and flush exist including the following, with the strongest hands at the bottom of the list:
      • pair
      • two pair
      • three of a kind
      • full house
      • four of a kind
      • five of a kind (I know this is a fake hand, but hey it is Candy Poker, what do you expect!)
    • Typical outcomes
      • You will usually win if you have 2 pair or better.
      • You typically tie if you have a single pair.
      • You typically lose if you do not have a pair.
    • Coin winnings
      • In normal poker you win the pot which is some amount less the part the house keeps.
      • In this game you can win some multiple of what would be normal.
        • 1 pair = 2 points
        • 2 pair = 3 points
        • 3 of a kind = 4 points
        • full house = 6 points
        • 4 of a kind = 8 points
        • 5 of a kind = 16 points
      • You only win the above amounts if you win the hand. Those amounts are also multiplied by the bid amount, so if you bet 5 and got a full house that would win 30.
        • If the hand is a push then nobody is awarded points & the next hand adds another point to your bet.
        • If you lose the hand you get no reward.
    • Basic Strategy
      • This game is much less complex than actual poker, so it is easy to win.
      • If you have at least 10 coins increase your bet to 5 on any hand which is 3 of a kind or better.
      • If you have at least 15 coins increase your bet to 5 on any hand which is 2 pair or better.
      • If you have 50 or more points saved you can even bet 5 when you only have a pair.
      • Draw new cards for any cards which are not part of a pair or better.
  • Target Audience
    • This game is a good fit for younger kids due to its simplicity & how frequently they will win.
      • This game is dramatically oversimplified in ways that would frustrate adults who regularly played poker (player can draw 5 cards, can’t bet after additional cards are dealt, no suits, no rank order of cards, bet limit of 5, single computer opponent, no folding option, 5 of a kind hand, winning multiples of the pot with a good hand, etc.).
    • Other than the concept of gambling there are no adult themes in this game. However in this game there isn’t even technically a shared pot – only your bet. Further, even the gambling concept uses unnamed tokens rather than actual money and the game can be useful for helping to teach pattern recognition, attention to detail, and probability.

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Free Online Candy Poker Card Game for Children Screenshots

Candy Poker Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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