Gin Rummy Rules: A Beginner's Guide

Gin Rummy is a card game for 2 to 4 players. The goal of the game is to score the fewest points by melding sets of cards and discarding unwanted cards.

A deck of cards

The game is played with a standard 52-card deck. The cards are shuffled and dealt 10 cards to each player.


On your turn, you can either draw a card from the top of the deck or take the top card from the discard pile. You can then either discard a card or lay down a meld.


A meld is a set of 3 or more cards of the same rank or consecutive in rank in the same suit.


If you have 10 or more cards in melds and no deadwood (unmelded cards), you can knock. This ends the round and you score points for your opponent's deadwood.


The game ends when one player reaches 100 points or more. The player with the fewest points wins.

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