Telltale Texas Hold'em

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Telltale Texas Hold'em
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Developer(s)Telltale Games
Publisher(s)Telltale Games
Designer(s)Brendan Q. Ferguson
Kevin Bruner
EngineTelltale Tool
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseFebruary 11, 2005
Genre(s)Card game
Mode(s)Single player

Telltale Texas Hold'em is a poker video game released by Telltale Games. It is the only game by Telltale Games to use solely original characters rather than licensed ones. The game was hinted at by Telltale Games before release when they stated that they would release a mini game or two before the announcement of their first adventure game.[1] Telltale Texas Hold'Em was released by Telltale to examine the benefits of digital distribution.[2] The game would serve as the basis for Telltale's other poker games, Poker Night at the Inventory and Poker Night 2.[3]


Harry Weinhead, Boris Krinkle, Theodore Dudebrough, and Grandma Shakey compete against the player in the Telltale Texas Hold'Em tournament, a fictional poker tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Boris Krinkle looks very much like Leonard Steakcharmer, a minor antagonist/character in Sam & Max Save the World and Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space. This fact is mentioned by both Theodore in Telltale Texas Hold'em and by Max in Sam & Max Save the World.


Telltale Texas Hold'em was named "indie game of the month" by PC Zone magazine in July 2005.[4]


  1. ^ "Telltale & AG open shop, band on character". The International House of Mojo. 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "Introducing: The AG Store!". Adventure Gamers. 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  3. ^ "How Evil Dead, Venture Bros. and Borderlands ended up at the poker table". Polygon. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  4. ^ Indie Game of the Month, PC Zone, July 2005

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