A long and tiring two weeks later, here I am again. Hopefully, I really do get back into the swing of things and do this as a daily thing.
Anyway, here’s a nice little find I’d like to share. One of the few things that keep me sane at work is playing Flash games – and currently my biggest addiction is Texas Hold’Em poker games. And of all of them, Governor of Poker is probably the most dependable one to play.
The demo flash game doesn’t include the entire campaign but it has a decent approximation of the goings on. In essence, you’re a poker player who hopes to be the governor of Texas in the most honest way possible: by buying the entire state with your winnings from poker. That is probably the most aboveboard way of winning an election possible – “I won’t buy your votes, I’m gonna buy you” is the best way to the Governor’s Mansion.
Of course, it won’t be easy – it seems every poker player wants to be the governor via this Six-string Samurai procedure. So you’re going to be spending a long time in saloons and private games as you try to call, check and raise your way to the top.
So why is this for you? Because this is probably the most player-friendly way to learn poker. First of all, it’s all single-player – so no wasting actual money in it – well, except for the initial price of buying the full version if you like what you saw in the demo. Trust me $9.95 or around 430 Philippines pesos is a bargain for the amount of gameplay packed into this little package. Secondly, the AI is good – damn good; it even has AI tells that will simulate a real poker game. It will put up a decent challenge – and contrary to what most say about poker being a game of chance, real skill is shown by the AI as it bluffs and raises on its own.
If you want to try it, check out the youdagames website for a demo and a purchase link.