Gin - Rummy
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
Most Helpful 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
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.
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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.
Way too easy to play - I've written a Gin Rummy program (twice, in different programming languages) and was embarassed at just how well the user interface worked. Game play was effortless. The algorithm for the program's AI needs a bit of refinement because I won too often, but then again - I WON!
Lousy A I and graphics issues. - If you want to win over and over and over again with virtually no challenge, then by all means have at. This game is SOOOO easy to beat. Graphics-wise I prefer not to see the rest of my screen when playing cards but the expand button currently makes the window so big that you can’t see some of it. It doesn’t remember some of my settings either although that might be included in the paid version. However, the stupidity of the program is the real issue. Other reviewers have covered it below. I would never pay for this. For the programmer, it’s a good start...
Buggy, too easy - The first hand that I played, I had a Big Gin…however, I was not allowed to knock and the game did not recognize my win. Next hand, I had deadwood equalling 10...again, not allowed to knock. Finally, on the third hand, things seemed to be working properly. Now, I just find it too easy to beat. To be fair, there are more difficult levels if you pay, but based on my crappy experience, I will not be paying.
Good Practice - It is much more enjoyable to play on computer rather than phone.. maybe cause it is larger. It would be a lot better to be able to play with live opponents. I’ve only played one game so far on the computer, and yes i won. Was not too callenging but as I said, good practice.