For years, my family had a Thanksgiving Day tradition of playing a friendly game of poker.
House rules were that the dealer picked the rules of the hand — and boy, were there some crazy, almost unrecognizable versions of poker played around the family dining room table.
My personal favorite was a version called Roll-Your-Own.
In this version of seven-card stud, every card was dealt down, and you assembled your hand any way you liked — rolling the up-cards as best befit your strategy (using that term very loosely!)
I was reminded of these Thanksgiving Day poker games recently as I walked the show floor at Internet of Things World, held a few months ago in Santa Clara, California.