Here’s a novel twist: It’s Texas Hold-em poker played against famous historical figures like Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Dracula, Abe Lincoln, Stalin, Cleopatra and many others. The characters are nicely drawn and animated. (Watch out forSherlock Julius Caesar, who bluffs a lot.) Imagine Poker is a free download for Mac or PC fromĀ For $20, you get all future versions for free.

You can set up a tournament using all 20 of the current characters (the Abominable Snowman will even trek in from the Himalayas.) But the part we thought most interesting was a “ghost” figure you can click on to see your hand’s odds of winning. Drawing to inside straights is not a good proposition.

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