Po*Ke*No was a popular cocktail party game in the ’70s. A bastard lovechild of Poker and Bingo, it was fun to play while wearing a brown leisure suite and lounging on a brown sectional in a sunken living room smoking unfiltered Pall Malls and downing Harvey Wallbangers. If you’ve never heard of it, ask your parents.
Setup is a whiteboard with a matrix featuring card suits as column headers and card values and corresponding rep counts as labels.
Diamonds Clubs Spades Hearts
A=1 Lap Shuttle run Lap Sprint
K=100 SSH Flutter Kick Rosalita Air Press
Q=50 Squat LBC Monkey Humper Shoulder Tap
J=5 Yowzer Absolution Wolverine Burpee Broad Jump
6-10=10 Burpee T Bomb Crab Cake Bobby Hurley
2-5=25 Big Boy Mercan Coupon Curl Dying Cockroach
Random PAX pick a card from a standard deck. Whatever is pulled determines the exercise.
Whenever we completed either 4 across or diagonal, we performed a BINGO (5 each of Burpees, Imperial Walkers, No Surrenders, Groiners, Overhead presses with coupon) – We managed to do this two times. We skipped some repeats, and with less 10 min remaining YHC started randomly assigning the exercises to ensure we completed most of the board. Ultimately we performed everything but the Burpee Broad Jumps, SSH, and one of the Laps, and did the Big Boys, Mercans, and Curls twice each.