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This is a one player game of Gin Rummy where you play against a computer player. The first to 100 points wins.

  • On each turn pick up a card from the deck or grab the top card from the discard pile. Discard whichever card in your hand at that point is the least helpful.
  • Organize your cards into sets (3 or 4 of a kind) or runs (3 or more sequential suited cards).
  • Keep cycling through turns until almost all your cards are in sets or runs and you have less than 10 deadwood in your hand. Deadwood is the pip value of cards in your hand which are not in sets or runs.
  • Knock when you have 10 or less deadwood, or wait until all your cards are used in sets and runs and call Gin. Whenever you knock or call Gin you get to discard a card.

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Gin Rummy Card Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Place your cards in sets and runs while discarding unhelpful cards. Knock when you have 10 or less deadwood in your hand.

  • Starting the Game
    • Select the yellow Play button to the upper right of the welcome screen to start the game.
    • The welcome screen also has buttons for game help information, high scores, and playing more games.
    • The lower left corner of the welcome screen has a language select dropdown while the lower right corner has buttons for social sharing and reading game developer info.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Use your mouse left click button to select a card from the stock or discard pile to add it to your hand.
      • Use your mouse left click button to select a card from your hand to discard it.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap the screen with your finger to use it like a mouse, selecting cards for pick up & disposal.
    • Controls & indicators
      • The upper left corner of the game has a full screen button along with buttons to pause the game, control game sound, and control game music.
        • Underneath these buttons there is a button which looks like a play button which can be used to resort the order of your cards.
        • To the right of these buttons it shows which level number you are on.
      • Your opponent’s score shows in the upper right corner.
      • Your deadwood amount is shown in the lower left corner & bottom center shows your score.
  • Game Play
    • Sets & runs
      • The goal of the game is to put all (or at least most) of your cards into sets and runs.
      • A set is 3 or 4 of a kind.
      • A run is 3 or more consecutive cards in sequence and suit.
    • Deadwood
      • Deadwood is the value of cards in your hand that are not in set or run combinations.
      • Aces are one, face cards are ten, and all other cards are their numerical pip value.
      • When your deadwood is 10 or below you can knock to determine the winner of the hand.
      • If you have zero deadwood that is called a Gin.
        • When computing scores whoever has a lower score scores the amount of points in their opponents hand less the points in their own hand.
        • When a player exits on a Gin they score a bonus 25 points.
        • After your opponent knocks or calls gin you get to discard one deadwood card & if any of your cards can be laid on their sets or runs they are as well.
    • Strategy
      • In general players try to get rid of higher value cards that are not in sets or runs so that if they do not win the hand they do not eat a lot of deadwood.
      • When building runs if you have 2 options you are trying to complete and are forced to discard a card that will throw away one of the options it is better to try to make a run where you have consecutive cards (so that you can complete the run with a card on either end rather than needing one specific card where only that card can work),
        • The deck does not wrap. Aces represent the low end of the deck and Kings the high end of the deck, so if you have consecutive cards and would like to complete a run it is better to complete runs where you can match on either end rather than trying to complete one where you can only complete it with one specific card.
      • Based on the cards your competitor discards & the ones they pick up from the waste pile you can get a good idea of some of the sets or runs they may have or may be trying to build & play around those. For example, if you think they already have 3 fours it might not make sense to try to create a run which needs the final 4 if it is not already in your hand, as they will likely keep it if they are dealt it.
      • Similarly, if you track which cards have been discarded, you can know which sets and runs are impossible to complete.
    • Game
      • The game ends either whenever you or the computer player score at least 100 points, or after the completion of 10 hands.
      • Whoever has the highest score wins.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for people of all ages who like Gin Rummy card games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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