Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy

by Masque Publishing
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Play the classic card game of Gin Rummy free online at Games.com. In this modern update of 18th century Whiskey Poker, your goal is to score higher than your opponent to win. In your 10-card hand, form melds of three or more cards in either a run of the same suit (a sequence) or a group of the same value (number or face card). Try to keep your deadwood (un-melded cards) to a minimum, which will allow you to knock when those cards total less than 10 points. By knocking, the hand is over and you will be given points for any of your opponents’ deadwood, while forfeiting points for your own deadwood. If you can get all your cards melded, yell “Gin” and win the round without any deductions. CHEATS & TIPS: Let Opportunity Knock: When opportunity knocks, answer as often as possible. This is true in life and Gin Rummy, since holding out for “Gin” may cost you in the long run. Don’t let the temptation for extra points get the better of you by putting off a chance to knock. Remember, the more you knock, the more points you accumulate. Don’t Welcome Rejects: Another truism of both life and Gin Rummy. When selecting which pile to draw from, stock or discard, try not to select from the discard pile unless you know you’ll form a meld as a result. Be cognizant of which cards you’re willing to risk losing if you can’t meld them. Lower is always better. Stay on the Straight and Narrow: If you hope to form a run of consecutive cards, it is much better to tack on at the beginning or end than in the middle. For instance, if you have an 8 and a 9, it makes sense to hold out for a 7 or a 10 to complete the run. But if you have an 8 and a 10, you’re half as likely to pick up the 9 you’ll need. Also, build triangle groups whenever possible--7 of hearts, 7 of diamonds, 8 of diamonds--this will give you twice the chance of forming a meld (in this case a group of 7’s or a run of 6-7-8 or 7-8-9 of diamonds.)

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uncle_bob67
uncle_bob67

How do I start a private game and invite a friend?

BTW, I am not pc oriented and just joined this site. Help please.

Thad Ochocinco
Thad Ochocinco

That's how i know Rumsfeld doesn't have friends, because friends don't let embarrassments to America expose themselves like that.

nanamecoco
nanamecoco

I have a high score of 509. but I am not listed in high games    M E Hayesnanamecoco@sbcglobal.net

dingwalltm
dingwalltm

Does anybody know what browser you need to play the GSN games that pop up on the right sometimes

sunkissnblueye
sunkissnblueye

BOWHUNTER59 are u a real person? I dont think so

MaryB3
MaryB3

I would like to say when I play Gin the computor always cheats.  It can't always get gin without even picking a card.  That really bothers me about this cite.  It also seems to happen mostly if I'm winning.

Wondermom2
Wondermom2

I hate it when your going really fast against the computer , then another opponent comes in the game really slow :(  Some people should pick up the tempo. I mean I could nap 5 min. before they lay down their card.

#EcM
#EcM

At the point where I don't know if i'm drinking spiked or reg tea...

Lori J
Lori J

RT @goingforgoofy: Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. Except for my playing...That's just obsessed.

Emily C
Emily C

Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. Except for my playing...That's just obsessed.

wda1969
wda1969

Game jumper moosemcgoo!


Babbey123
Babbey123

I do not understand the scoring.  I won 4 games and ended up  with fewer points than I had after the first two.  This happens often. Winning straight games and ending up with a smaller score .  EXPLAIN PLEASE


stelzih
stelzih

Someone please explain what the "stars" are good for.  Thanks.

aoutm
aoutm

Why I cannot access the game?

NATIVE.MOM
NATIVE.MOM

@uncle_bob67  when u r in lobby  click private at table...but other player must know password to join...gl


glowfirefly7
glowfirefly7

@gintonic  If the ads were stopped than you will have to start paying to play the games.....just sit back and let them run.


TOUR2000
TOUR2000

how do I find games here?

TOUR2000
TOUR2000

found GSN 1st time few days ago... looks good to play.

foosgram
foosgram

@Wondermom2  i just play the computer. People take so much time I could sleep for a week!