How to Play Gin Rummy – Knocking Variation

How to Play Gin Rummy – Knocking Variation


How to Play Gin Rummy – Knocking Variation. In this version of Gin, you can end a game
by “Knocking.” You will need A deck of cards and two players. Step 1. Draw a card to see which of you will be the
first dealer. The high card deals. Then shuffle the cards and deal 10 cards each,
alternating between players. Number cards have the value of their number,
face cards are worth 10 points, and aces are one point. Step 2. Be the first to combine all or most of your
cards into “melds.” Step 3. Meld your cards by collecting “runs” of three
or more sequential cards in the same suit, such as the eight, nine, and 10 of hearts,
or “sets” of three or more cards of the same rank, such as three sevens or three jacks. Step 4. Play gin as you normally would, picking up
and discarding cards to form melds. Step 5. End the round by “knocking” when the value
of your unmatched cards — those that don’t fit into a meld — is 10 or fewer points. When it’s your turn, discard a card facedown;
tap your cards on the table, and say, “Knocking!” Then spread your cards, face up, into their
melds. Step 6. Finish the round by allowing the other player
to spread their remaining cards, adding cards to the melds if they can. The knocker is not allowed to add any cards
to their opponent’s melds. Step 7. Add the total value of the unmatched cards
of each player. If the knocker’s score is lower, they are
awarded the difference. If the value is equal or the knocker’s hand
is higher than the opponent’s, the opponent gets the difference, plus a 10-point bonus. Step 8. Continue the game, alternating dealing, until
one player reaches 100 points. Did you know Gin rummy evolved from an 18th-century
card game called Whiskey Poker.

5 thoughts on “How to Play Gin Rummy – Knocking Variation”

  1. In round one why do the unmatched cards for the player come out to 42 shouldn't the unmatched cards equal a number that is 10 or lower?? Where does the 42 come from ?

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