What is Gin Rummy? Your Guide to the Classic Card Game Explained

Gin Rummy is a well-known card game that has been played for a long time. Although it can be played with three or four players, it is typically played by two players. A 52-card standard deck is needed for the game.

Being the first player to discard all of your cards by forming sets or runs is the aim of the game of Gin Rummy. A run comprises three or more consecutive cards of the same suit, whereas a set comprises three or four cards of the same rank.

Ten cards are dealt to each player at the start of the game. One card is flipped face-up to begin the discard pile, while the other cards are arranged face-down to create the stockpile. A player's turn consists of drawing a card from the stockpile or selecting the top card of the discard pile. Players must choose which card to discard after drawing it, adding it to the discard pile.

Melds: The game aims to build melds, which are runs or sets made up of the cards in your hand. After forming their melds, players may place them on the board. We call this "going out."

The round is over when no more cards are in the stockpile or one player has no cards left. The opposing player must now lay down their melds and determine the worth of the cards still in their hand. Numbered cards are for their face value, whereas face cards are worth 10 points.

Ready to dive into the world of Gin Rummy? Grab a deck of cards, learn the rules, and challenge your friends to a game today!