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Gin Rummy – Card Games That Don’t Suck

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  1. funny how Quinns can call gambling “salting a meal”, but when i tried to use that phrase to explain where i’d been the last fourty-two hours and why i had incurred a quite frankly turgid debt, my family got variously sad and angry, and my husband left me.

  2. Love it, definitely have to try that one. In our family was played a lot of rummy, but where you make sets and runs as you go. You can take a card deep in the discard, but you have to take everything on top with it, and you have to immediately use that card (the bottom one you chose) in a set or run. Oh, right, trousers…those will need to be made from that poker table felt…

  3. I'm glad you mentioned Numberwang, and look forward to you reviewing the home game in a future episode of this series

  4. Do cribbage. Also need some more extravagance.

  5. Bharg is the Decktet version of Gin Rummy. It's also a lot of fun, and there are many amazing games you can play with a Decktet deck.

  6. #suggestion Cucumber, also known as 'agurk'. Great game that's easy to learn and incredibly tense.

  7. #suggestion Durak (or however the russians would spell that). During the last two or three years of school we played it basicly every break. But look out there are thousands of varients and some might suck. Also Quinns I'm sorry there is no gambling involved.

  8. There is also a simpler two-player version called Speed Gin. Taking turns is the same, but the round only ends when a player can make a Gin (full sets, no deadwood). They lay out their cards in the sets for the opponent to verify and confirm, then the opponent totals the value of their own hand. 2-9 are 5 points each, A, K, Q, J are 10 points each. The total value of the opponent's hand is added to THEIR score. You keep playing until someone reaches 300 or 500 points, depending on how long you want to play (the player with the lower score is the winner). The fun of this version is the tense, gunslinger shootout style intensity of never knowing when each turn will be the last and that thrill when you can slam your cards down with a gin, followed by the groan or cursing from your opponent because, of course, they were only one more card away from their own gin. There is another variant that uses jokers in the deck (worth 20 points each for scoring). It speeds the game up even more if you just want fast rounds.

  9. Sorry Quinns, these videos just remind me that card games suck 😕

  10. Those are some pretty embarrassing rules goofs :/

  11. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on the game President. It’s probably the card game I spent the most time playing over the years, if we include its specialized variant “The Great Dalmuti”. It’s perhaps more random and less strategic than some other popular games, but the pageantry is really what makes it special.

  12. Sorry for being negative, but there are so many rules goofs and overlaid text clarifications that I can't follow the rules here. This is a 10 minute video, why not just film another take and get it right? I don't want to have to carefully balance what is said with what is written, I just want to know how to play. I just saw Rodney from Watch it Played explain on Twitter that he had to correct and re-upload his Istanbul video four times, it can happen

  13. So… I can't stand the rummy games. I think it's because a friend of mine used to (and probably still does) like to play them all the time. Really, at any time an excuse could be made to play a card game. But when this friend and I play games now we tend to choose something else. And it's because I've grown bored to tears with the game. And the last two times I played with/against that friend I decided (secretly) that my goal was to do as poorly as possible. Which actually can be a bit of a challenge. The last one we played was the one with the tiles… pretty sure that was it. Anyway, you lay down your "tricks" as you get them, and add on to them as you go, etc. And I tried my best to just not do that, but to also try not to raise suspicions that I was throwing the game. When I felt like I had to put down a trick I made sure it was the lowest scoring one possible that my friend would easily be able to play off of to steal my points away. I had decided that if I was stuck playing this game (because everything else I suggested was vetoed, repeatedly), I was at least going to do it the way I wanted to.

  14. I'm starving for the next episode of Quinn's card games that you want to introduce to your colleagues!

  15. sets or melds can be 3 or 4 cards or even more if you have a stupid long straight in one suit….also I think an opponent can use ANY of their cards, not just deadwood to complete melds of the person going out

  16. I always played that runs had to be the same suit, anyone else?

  17. I really want to play this after watching this video. I just wish I knew what to do if when you reveal your hands your 'deadwood' is tied.

    Keep up the good work

  18. Love 7 card rummy and shouting out ‘ GIN RUMMY ‘

  19. We also play the rule where you can't knock out unless you have no more than 4 dead cards. It prevents people from knocking out before they've even taken a turn (perhaps because they have no face cards.) If you do by accident, then you lose 50 points.

  20. Canasta is my fav. game in the Rummy family. You're still collecting sets & runs, but you can also draw & manipulate the discard pile in ways that bring a lot of tension into the game. Like blocking or locking the discard pile until someone's able to play a card to defeat the lock, which is exciting, because people often really want to take the discards. You can also play your runs & sets in front of you during play (rather than waiting till the end), which can give your partner in a 4p game the opportunity to play on them, but also give the opponent information about what's still available. It's really fun if basic Gin Rummy is a little dull & repetitive for you.

  21. Suggestion, it may be hard for someone from across the pond to believe, but there are many people in the world that don't know how to play Cribbage. (Being a 32 year old human and only learning this game last year has been great). I have so much fun playing with my wife and my in-laws.

  22. I know you have the text fixing this, but the mixed suit runs are really irritating and makes the video impossible to recommend. You probably should have redone the video when you realised.

  23. waaait, so you're telling me there's a tabletop card version of numberwang that doesn't suck AND doesn't require massive rooms of rulebooks? i guess, it's time to try a non-poker/non-betting kind of a card game with my best friend I play card games with

  24. Giving 11 cards to the non-dealer is a very big advantage (too powerful, imho). In the most "original" rules of Gin Rummy, after the deal phase the first card of the deck is drawn to initiate the discard pile. The non-dealer is then offered the choice to take it, or to pass, and in that case the dealer can take it, or pass, and ultimately, the non-dealer can blindly take a card from the pile. Also, one of the most known variations of Gin rummy is the Big Gin rule. At the very last draw, when you are ready to claim a Gin, if the 11th card can also be used in one of your set/runs, then keep it instead of discard it, and win more points (usually double of a simple Gin). This leads me to the scoring method. You described the traditional 20/10 score system (20 points for a Gin, 10 for an undercut), I'm pretty sure most of american folks will play using the 25/20 score system. Happy Gin everyone, best card game after Cribbage 🙂

  25. Gin Rummy used to be a game that you could play in Casinos. Until Stu Ungar moved there in the eighties. He won so much people would pay him to not enter tournaments, as no one would play if he was playing.

  26. Gin Rummy games and tournaments, every day at GameColony com!

  27. I’ve played rummy for yeeeeears, I love it

  28. I am wondering that can I look at the discard pile? Thanks

  29. This is like mahjoing for people who don't have mahjong sets!

  30. This is interesting. I've never seen rummy played his way! My mom and grandma always played rummy when we went to visit. They had a notebook that they kept all of their scores in. Sometimes I would play with them. I'm not sure if they added in more decks of cards or not when I played. But the way they played was your entire hand was deadwood. You had to lay down your sets and runs in front of you in order for it to not count against you. You could also tac onto those runs and sets at any time, as long as you've laid down at least one run or set. The discard pile was a bit different as well. Every card in the discard pile was laid out so you could see them, with each card overlapping slightly. You could take any card you wanted, but you would also have to take every card on top of it. This meant you could have a ton of cards in your hand if you wanted to do that. The game went until someone had laid down their entire hand. Then you would add up every card you laid down based on how much they're worth, subtract the deadwood, and that was your score. My mom and grandma always just kept the score running until we left (sometimes it was a few hours, sometimes a couple of weeks) and whoever had the most points at that point was the winner haha

    Edit- I looked it up and it looks like we always played a variation of 500 Rummy in my house! I've played a few variations of rummy with different people, but I still this 500 Rummy is the best version! They're all fun though!

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