How to Play Connect Four

Connect Four is played as a draw poker game with up to six players and three draws per round. This game is very easy to learn and is similar to Kings and Little Ones. There are wild cards in this game which means the winning hand is usually fairly high compared to your normal draw poker hands.

Wild Cards

All fours in Connect Four are wild, along with the lowest card in your hand. If by chance your lowest card is a four that will be the only wild card you can use. Make sure you understand you hand strength before you go to showdown. If you miscall your hand, you’ll take that hand regardless of whether you had a better hand.

Last but not least, you can only use your lowest card as a wild card if you have a four in your hand. No four means no wild card.

Rules for Connect Four

Each player will need to ante followed by the dealer dealing each player five cards face down. Once all five cards are dealt the first betting round will begin with the player to the immediate left of the dealer.

Each player will take a turn discarding 1 – 3 cards followed by the dealer replacing those cards and a second betting round.
After the 2nd betting round, players will again choose to discard up to three of their cards. The dealer will replace those cards and again another betting round takes place with the first player still in the hand that sits to left of the dealer.

Finally each player will discard 1 – 3 cards followed by receiving their replacement cards and the final betting round.
The player with the best five card hand wins the pot.