Crazy Pineapple is played with a standard 52-card deck. Blinds are posted by players who sit in consecutive clockwise order from the button. Action is initiated on the first betting round by the player to the left of the person who posted blind clockwise from the button. The blinds act last on the first betting.
All players receive three cards dealt face down (hole cards) as their initial hand. The first round of betting occurs. Check and raises are permitted. Three cards are turned face up in the middle of the board simultaneously (flop). These board cards are community cards and available to all players. The second round of betting occurs. At this time players choose to keep two of their three hole cards from their initial hand and discard the third. The next two board cards are turned up one at a time with a round of betting after each card. After the final round of betting has been completed, a player may use any combination of five cards (for example, one hole card and four from the board, etc.) to determine their best hand. A player may use all of the board cards (playing the board). The winning hand must show both hole cards face up on the table. The best five-card poker hand wins the pot. In the event of a tie, the pot is split equally.