something you probably heard Starbuck or any of the other Galactica crew say while they were playing a poker-style card game with its typical hexagonan shaped cards.
The game they were playing? Triad!
During the filming of the re-imagined series, there was no official rule book for the game so the actors improvised most of its rules before – or during filming.
Anovos – the company which is officially licenced to produce BSG-prop replicas – brought out a prop version of the Triad card deck.
52 card (plus 2 retro Cylon Jokers) Triad card set, as seen on Battlestar Galactica. It is replicated after the show’s actual prop used on set. The cards were designed to model after a normal deck of cards, complete with suits and enumeration. With instructions included.
While there is still no official rule book for Triad (most people who own a deck, use it for poker) – here’s a few known winning hands.
– “Full Colors” – Highest winning hand
– “Prince High Red” – not really sure, but definatly higher than “Three Up”
– “Three Up” – Less than “Prince High Red”, but kind of a big hand to have
– “Three On A Run” – unknown