Of course, the Danger Llama deck could be used to bring some llama-joy to other card games. Whereas a normal deck of cards has 4×13 cards, the llama deck of 9×6 throws up some additional possibilities and wrinkles, changing the dynamics of popular games.
Changing the ratios of the different cards available in a poker deck lessens the advantage experienced players have over newbies, making it more enjoyable for a mixed crowd. Hold-’em and stud both work, all you need is to define the relative value and card order. Llamas are, of course, the best.
[Green – Profs] < [Yellow] < [Orange] < [Blue] < [Safety Steve] < [Blot Lord] < [Camel] < [Alpaca] < [Llama]
Two additional scoring hands are added to replace flush. Straights can work as usual, but I recommend leaving out.
- Lab Team – Must include one Prof and the other 4 cards are made up from the yellow, orange, and/or blue groups.(break ties with blue > orange > yellow.
- Menagerie – All 5 cards must be camels, llamas or alpacas. Must contain at least one of each group (break ties by proportion of llama > alpaca > camel)
Changing the card frequency changes the scoring order to:
- High card
- Two Pairs
- Straight (if included)
- Full House (Pair + 3 of a kind)
- Four of a kind
- Lab Team
- Five of a kind