How to Play Gin Card Game: A Quick Guide

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Understanding how to play Gin card game is simple and fun. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Number of Players: 2
  • Objective: Form valid sets and runs to achieve the lowest possible score.
  • Setup: Use a standard 52-card deck. Deal 10 cards to each player.
  • Gameplay: On your turn, draw either the top card from the stockpile or the discard pile, then discard one card. Aim to create sets of three or four cards of the same rank or runs of three or more cards in sequence of the same suit.
  • Gin and Knock: Declare “Gin” if all your cards form sets/runs. You can also “Knock” if your unmatched cards total 10 points or fewer.
  • Scoring: Winner scores the difference between hands plus any bonuses.
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