Gin Rummy is the popular rummy card game. Get one card, discard another and collect the best set for the victory.
- clean big cards
- auto-sort current hand
- card animation
- auto-save when exit
Support for 11-inch iPad Pro and new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Ratings and Reviews
The first problem, you should be able to manually move your cards around. But you can’t. There was an instance where I should’ve had Gin and the program did not see it. The computer tells you if you have gin, I had no choice but to knock. Even though I had Gin. I have a screenshot.
Another problem is, if you have two runs going, with two different suits, and you pick up a card. The program then rearranges them to sets (ie 777 and 888) which may be the best for points value. However maybe that’s not the route I want to go, because of cards that have been let go or cards that I know are dead in the pile. And when that happens you have no idea what the card was that you just picked up, it’s not highlighted or anything so you have to sit there and mentally sort through the cards trying to figure out what card you want to discard.
And the final problem which I just saw the AI do, Was he had three or four of the nine’s, and then he started discarding them? Because I had discarded them so I knew when I let go of the third one, oh shoot he’s going to have three nines. He picked it up, and then later started letting the nines go. OK well you could say maybe it didn’t go with this hand, well I called Gin and There was no reason for him to let those 3 nines to go. The next highest card he had in his hand was a six. And he only had one set of melds. So basically you’re playing with an idiot and 9 times out of 10 you should be able to knock or call Gin before it.
A fun game for any level of player
I have had other Gin Rummy games for my iPad, but they made me too frustrated. I swore the games cheated because I so seldom won. That may sound like sour grapes, but it’s no fun to lose all the time. I accused the game of cheating because (unlike a human opponent) it knows exactly what cards I had in my hand and what cards were still in the deck. Too many times I needed one card to win, but that card didn’t come up until just the moment the other player knocked and won. It knew exactly what card I needed.
I realize there are players out there who are very good and can remember every card played. I am not that good. I like games where I can win at least a quarter of the time. This game has three difficulty settings. The first level is very easy and is for children or beginners. I started with that but quickly got bored with it because I won every game. I am now enjoying the middle or average setting.
There is also an advanced player setting. I may never switch up to that, but if you are able to remember cards already dealt and can figure out what cards the other player has, that setting is for you. Meanwhile, I am happy with winning half the time. It’s enough challenge without being frustrating.
Pretty decent game but dumb AI
This is one of the best gin rummy games I’ve been able to find in the App Store. That being said, it’s pretty easy to game the computer into losing every time even on the highest difficulty.
If you are more aggressive about getting rid of high value cards then you are about trying for melds in the 9-K card range, typically you will pick up some medium value melds along the way and end up with pretty low dead wood. Then rather than trying to go for gin, if you get rid of your highest value card every turn your dead wood will almost always be less than 7 by the time the computer knocks. This means maybe 65% of the time you win the hand through undercutting the computer and get 25 points plus the difference in your deadwood. The computer almost always knocks before getting gin so the other outcomes are the computer wins the hand but only gets the difference in deadwood (which should be a relatively small amount) or if the computer gets a good hand and knocks early you might lose the hand by a lot but you will almost always win the game through undercutting.
I haven’t lost yet. But the reason I say all this is really to let the developers know cause I hope they improve the AI. Any human player would learn to stop knocking and letting the other player undercut them.
- Mahjong, OOO
- 43.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Mahjong
- In-App Purchases
- Full Version $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.