Strip Poker Game Night – How to Play

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Strip poker may be the only game of poker where both players win! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’re new to playing strip poker, never fear! Below is everything you need to know to play strip poker and, more specifically, how to make it a successful date night with your sweetheart!

The Dating Divas have created an instruction sheet and a scoring cheat sheet for your next Strip Poker Date Night! Get ready to gamble just a bit AND have some fun!

How to Initiate a Strip Poker Date Night

Get your spouse excited by inviting them to meet you for a little private playtime! Below you’ll find a printable invitation inviting them to a night of sexy fun playing Strip Poker.

You can print and fill it out, or you can screenshot it, fill in the info, and shoot it off in a text. You can even attach the instruction sheet to the invite so they can brush up on the rules, too!

After you get a positive confirmation (and of course you will!) that they are game to play, get going on your prep work! Luckily it is SUPER easy! Get yourself a 2″ circle punch and simply punch-punch-punch those strip poker chips out (linked up below)!

Invite your spouse to a date night of playing strip poker. | The Dating Divas
Strip poker date night invitation

The chips will be used for extra point collateral in a strip poker game. Of course, losing a game of strip poker also means WINNING since someone is going to be naked… *Wink!* But you can use the chips to see who gets to make the decisions for the night. For instance, the person with the most chips could choose the position, location, foreplay, and whatever else you think will make this night even more special!

If you are not comfortable utilizing the chips, no worries! You can simply use your clothing as your bargaining chips.

Tips for a Successful Strip Poker Date Night

The night of your strip poker date, make sure that you are both comfortable and ready for a good time. Here are a few tips to ensure that it will go off without a hitch!

  • Set a romantic mood with low lights
  • Break out some of your favorite sweet treats
  • Play some of your favorite mood music
  • Freshen up before you begin to play. Who knows how steamy things will get?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

That being said, remember that you are playing strip poker with your spouse, so there’s nothing to be nervous about!

How to Play Strip Poker

  1. Your goal when playing strip poker is to keep as many of your clothes on while getting your opponent to lose theirs. However, weโ€™re willing to bet that your clothes will come off even if you win. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. One important tip we recommend when teaching how to play strip poker is to set your rules beforehand. For instance, does jewelry count as an item of clothing? That’s up to you! You can also decide if you want to bet your own piece of clothing, or let your spouse choose what you lose!
  3. As for how to actually play the game of poker, we had to have some lessons from our husbands (and YouTube!) to teach us how to play. With the help of the amazing Joanna of Cutify Creative, we combined my strip poker knowledge and her incredible design skills into a little instruction sheet for you linked below! {Did you know that you could make poker this cute?! How does she do it?! Check her out!}
  4. Enjoy playing Texas Hold ‘Em and aim to keep YOUR clothes on but get your sweetie’s clothes OFF!
How to play Strip Poker with Texas Hold'em. | The Dating Divas
Instruction sheet for a Texas Hold’em Strip Poker night.

How to Play Texas Hold โ€˜em

This is a simple form of poker that you will both be pros at in no time! There are a lot of different types of poker; this is just the one we learned โ€” and it’s perfect for strip poker. You can brush up before the big night so you are totally prepared OR print off or screenshot the instructions so that you can easily reference them while playing your game of strip poker.

  1. Shuffle the deck and deal 2 cards, face down, to each player.
  2. Check your cards and place your bet using the chips.ย 
  3. The dealer lays 3 cards face up in between the two players (these are cards that you can โ€œuseโ€ to finish your hand).
  4. Check your hand out compared to the cheatsheet and bet again.
  5. The dealer deals 1 more card face up.
  6. Check your cards and bet again.
  7. The dealer deals a 5th card face up.
  8. Now you can see all the possibilities and have the chance to bet again before revealing your hand.
  9. Reveal your hands and determine the winner!
  10. Whoever loses that round loses an article of clothing. Play as many rounds as you want!

If you are a visual learner, this video of some poker pros playing and explaining Texas Hold ‘Em might help you. There’s also a page on Poker Strategy specifically about how to play strip poker and Texas Hold ‘Em.

Cheat sheets to help you play Texas Hold'em. | The Dating Divas
Strip Poker cheat sheets

Once it’s game time, make sure to have these handy poker hand cheat sheets and rankings around! We love that you can compare your hand while playing and then use it to help judge the outcome. And, of course, if you “lose” the hand, you lose a piece of clothing… which may just result in you winning at the end of the night after all!

We also found these sweet Strip Poker cardsย that have even more ideas!

Best of *luck* on your special strip poker night!

And if you need a few more ideas of games where you can BOTH win, check out Chocolate Checkers or Love is Sweet, two of our other favorite bedroom games!

Strip poker game night | The Dating Divas

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I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 9 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband) and our 4 kiddos. I teach high school English during the school year and in the summertime, we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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  1. Love the fact that you put โ€œtipsโ€ in the blog for making it a successful night. Lights, treats, music…those are things I need to remember to do to help get me โ€œin the mood.โ€ It makes me more enthusiastic and my hubby says that my enthusiasm makes a difference in the bedroom.

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