The players either draw or take the upcard, and then discard as in Rummy, but they do not meld cards on the table or lay off on each other's melds.
How to Play Knock Rummy. Number of players: Two to five. The cards: Standard 52-card deck. Dealing: Two players, 10 cards each. Melds: Melds consist of groups of three or more cards of the same rank or sequences of three or more cards in one suit. Playing: Knock Rummy plays like Gin Rummy, except that players do not.
A minimum of three cards in rank or suit is required to be considered a complete meld. A player can end a round of play by â€œknockingâ€ if his unmatched cards add up to less than 10 points. A player goes gin when he has formed all the cards in his hand into melds and has no unmatched cards.
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