Gin Rummy is the popular rummy card game. Get one card, discard another and collect the best set for victory.
- clean big cards
- auto-sort current hand
- fast card animation
- auto-save when exit
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to learn and fun
Yes, I get that a few would like it to be harder but there is a paid version to get harder levels. For a beginner or for those very rusty in the game this is great. The graphics are very simple but it is kinda nice for a simple game without all the bells and whistles. Also, it is really nice to win at a game at least 50% of the time or more!! I play enough games, mostly card games including solitaire where more than 60% of the time I'm the loser :( I'm not a great player at cards, but I know sometimes I'm not that bad. Anyway, if you want something fun and simple and great to learn... this is a great game. And, when you're with your friends you'll know how to play or even teach them! Enjoy
Beginning Introduction into Gin
The game is a decent practice for beginning or experienced Gin players. The emphasis on the play is knocking, which is based on having 10 or less points. In actual play, the card that is turned up determines the amount that you can knock with. When you knock, if you have less points than the opponent, you subract their points exceeding the points in your cards you cannot meld in either runs or three or four of a kind. The opponents cards can be added to your melds and you can be undercut. A Gin or an undercut is worth 25 points to which you add the opponents excess points.
Stupid. Opponent gets low no matter what.
Normal strategy in gin rummy dictates that you put together matched cards or runs, while discarding unmatched cards (high cards first) so as not to get caught with them should the opponent gin first. In this game, the opponent discards ALL cards 10 and higher, even when it already has 2 of that card or even a book of 3 of that card. Note that the opponent, in the rare occasion when it wins a hand, NEVER has a book of 3 cards 10 or higher. At the beginning of a hand, if the opponent has, for example, 2 Jacks, and you discard a Jack, the opponent NEVER picks up your Jack to make a book. Note that the opponent ALWAYS discards cards 10 or higher, even when your actions make it obvious that you are holding those cards. I see no way to change any of that in game preferences. It’s stupid, I tell ya. Stupid.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.