What is the game where you put a card on your forehead?
October 31, 2009 3:32 PM   Subscribe

What is the card game where everyone puts a card on their forehead?

Everyone has a card on their head and you can see everyone else's, so you're trying to figure out your own card based upon how others are betting looking at it. Where can I find rules?
posted by Wink Ricketts to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: indian poker
posted by paperzach at 3:33 PM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: Indian poker.
posted by dagnyscott at 3:33 PM on October 31, 2009

Elements of that are used in a lot of other games, too, but mostly just for fun. When we play rummy, for example, everyone draws a card and sticks it to his or her forehead to figure out who goes first.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:39 PM on October 31, 2009

Indian Chief is how we referred to it.
posted by furtive at 3:52 PM on October 31, 2009

I've also heard it called [racially insensitive stereotype ] Indian.
posted by Pax at 4:06 PM on October 31, 2009

Yeah, a lot of people call it Indian Poker or something-Indian, but believe the non-racially insensitive name is "Blind Man's Bluff".
posted by Justinian at 4:08 PM on October 31, 2009

Does "Blind Man's Bluff" not refer to a completely different game (one player wears a blindfold, the others talk to them)? Hm, Wikipedia describes both.
posted by hattifattener at 4:14 PM on October 31, 2009

posted by the cuban at 4:19 PM on October 31, 2009

It is most definitely not Shithead.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:32 PM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: I've only heard it as Blind Man's Bluff since I was a kid, and they've shown poker pros playing it during their "wacky" segments during World Series of Poker coverage. So if that's what the pros call it, then that's good enough for me. Or maybe they just didn't want to look racially insensitive on national TV.

Specifically, they were playing a hold 'em version of it, so they'd hold or stick two cards on their foreheads, and play with community cards on the table as usual, so the rules were basically the same otherwise.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 4:37 PM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: It's also sometimes called "Idiot Poker," which takes out the racial element. I am pretty sure this is what they call is when it's done as a stunt event on WSOP.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:03 PM on October 31, 2009

Shithead. Wikipedia is not definitely.
posted by i_cola at 5:06 PM on October 31, 2009

Response by poster: great. thanks. Shithead is what kept coming up when I typed "card forehead bluff" but when reading the description, it didn't sound quite right.
posted by Wink Ricketts at 10:02 PM on October 31, 2009

I've heard Indian Poker and Blind Man's Bluff, but in my area I've often heard Drunk Poker or Stoned Poker to refer to folks who are too inebriated to deal with multiple cards or bluffing.
posted by itsonreserve at 10:14 PM on October 31, 2009

This is also sometimes done in Up and Down the River (aka Oh Hell), and of course is the major game mechanic of Celebrity Head.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 4:48 AM on November 1, 2009

We called it Blind Pew, which would seem to be a variation on Blind Man's Bluff.
posted by arcticseal at 9:27 AM on November 1, 2009

I've always heard it called "Indian Head" amongst my group of friends.
posted by Twicketface at 9:38 AM on November 2, 2009

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