Deck of Bicycle Cards, Blue Back, 52, no Jokers, one Rules Card, off-deck, for Reporter with list, house rules, the Don is the Reporter.
Five Players, Knockouts Impossible, Five Card Draw. Three circles, no ante, all coins in pot at start, returned after play, to resume hand.
Money is marked as packs of cigarettes, sealed, smoking them is illegal. Colors of cigarettes, four packs colored, each matching a suit, with two off-color, not red or black, as the variables, representing any pair off ‘game’, suit matching red or black card.
The Don keeps a list of each card, and a New York politician, on a matching list of possible choices, available to all players, composed by the Don, available for review when a card is named.
When a player wins the hand, they are asked to report a politician on the card, to the Reporter.
If the card is unmarked, they get to name one, and have to do a knockout, meaning they have to challenge the Reporter, if the politician is the actual one marked on the secret list.
If the Don confirms, the player can no longer draw as many packs off the coin for the bet of the hand, and gets to name a card.
One all players are at minimum coins bet, one per player of five, the count resets.
Fewest politicians named when list is complete, wins.
53 politicians possible, last politician, is declared the Don, and they take all the cigarettes off the table, for their pocket, the protection money.