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Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy

Mahjong, OOO

Collect melds and runs

4.0 Ratings 92K+ Reviews
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  • Needs work Apr 17, 2018

    By Callalillie13
    The first problem, you should be able to manually move your cards around. But you can’t. There was an instance where I should’ve had Gin and the program did not see it. The computer tells you if you have gin, I had no choice but to knock. Even though I had Gin. I have a screenshot. Another problem is, if you have two runs going, with two different suits, and you pick up a card. The program then rearranges them to sets (ie 777 and 888) which may be the best for points value. However maybe that’s not the route I want to go, because of cards that have been let go or cards that I know are dead in the pile. And when that happens you have no idea what the card was that you just picked up, it’s not highlighted or anything so you have to sit there and mentally sort through the cards trying to figure out what card you want to discard. And the final problem which I just saw the AI do, Was he had three or four of the nine’s, and then he started discarding them? Because I had discarded them so I knew when I let go of the third one, oh shoot he’s going to have three nines. He picked it up, and then later started letting the nines go. OK well you could say maybe it didn’t go with this hand, well I called Gin and There was no reason for him to let those 3 nines to go. The next highest card he had in his hand was a six. And he only had one set of melds. So basically you’re playing with an idiot and 9 times out of 10 you should be able to knock or call Gin before it.
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  • Don’t call it AI then stack the deck Feb 12, 2020

    By Gfezhjcxrsvh
    Anyone else notice the card that comes up when it’s your turn first? Nearly always a face card.. every 10th one is an A,2, or 3... nearly never a 5-9. I’ve got about 120 games in (60 on the “hard” level). I’m batting around 60%, but it takes some quick work in the first 3 turns of the hand or it’s time to start dumping your highest cards. AI knocks quickly.... too quickly... too often. The deck is rigged as well. Throw away a 9 and two come off the top of deck right away. This happens very often. As others have previously stated, the best strategy is to undercut AI. It’ll knock ASAP in “hard’ setting. Recently, I came back and won after being down 10-95. AI knocked twice (in a row) before I drew a card, but I undercut and knocked my way back. TIP: if you get deadwood to 5 or less, go for gin or Big Gin. It doesn’t, so you should. Developers should not have it auto arrange melds like it does. They should also not call it AI. I just learned the game and haven’t tried all the apps out there, but I’m giving this rating of 2 stars for the obvious rigging. If you can’t build a proper computer program, don’t call it AI and stack the deck.
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  • Pretty decent game but dumb AI Sep 7, 2018

    By brianmick
    This is one of the best gin rummy games I’ve been able to find in the App Store. That being said, it’s pretty easy to game the computer into losing every time even on the highest difficulty. If you are more aggressive about getting rid of high value cards then you are about trying for melds in the 9-K card range, typically you will pick up some medium value melds along the way and end up with pretty low dead wood. Then rather than trying to go for gin, if you get rid of your highest value card every turn your dead wood will almost always be less than 7 by the time the computer knocks. This means maybe 65% of the time you win the hand through undercutting the computer and get 25 points plus the difference in your deadwood. The computer almost always knocks before getting gin so the other outcomes are the computer wins the hand but only gets the difference in deadwood (which should be a relatively small amount) or if the computer gets a good hand and knocks early you might lose the hand by a lot but you will almost always win the game through undercutting. I haven’t lost yet. But the reason I say all this is really to let the developers know cause I hope they improve the AI. Any human player would learn to stop knocking and letting the other player undercut them.
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  • Needs more sorting options Jul 6, 2019

    By TurtleTrot
    I’m let down by this app. I hoped that with purchase the statistics would be something valuable- insight into how I play- but it’s just a tally of wins/losses at each level of play. I don’t like that you can’t alternate who goes first- like you would in a real game where you alternate dealing. Random is just strange. And all for either me or opponent is too. I really really wish that there was a way that I could sort the cards how ever I want to. This game arranged the melds off to the side and doesn’t allow you to choose what you want to keep over there if there are multiple options. I know it’s only $3, but I wish I had wasted it somewhere else.
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  • Addictive BUT Rigged Apr 28, 2020

    By Dave Edrich
    I like this game. You paid for the extra levels. The rest you pay for is just the options which is not a big deal. What I hate about this game is that on the hard level and at tim s on normal level, the computer generated shuffle and drawing of cards s not random. Almost every card that I toss out is picked by the computer hand. When ever I throw a card out the next card is get is the lower or higher suit card. That is not random. It occurs over 95% of the time. This l are to the computer deck to get knocks very often I’m a pretty good player and can only play on the hard level. Easy level is a joke. At least I can reset the game to a new game if I feel that my game is total rigged, therefore not skewing my stats. Is it worth paying for the added level and options. It depends if you like the game at the free level. If yiu ant t get a bit frustrated, then definitely pay.
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  • Gin Rummy Feb 21, 2020

    By Hodji-Frehley
    Zero stars. I got this app to review how to play Gin Rummy and to practice. I suspected it of cheating but I am no Rainman... and, anyway, I was just playing for fun. I went ahead and purchased the whole app so I could play a harder level. I was doubtful about spending the money because, again, I was pretty sure the game cheated. So, two things... 1) the ‘opponent’ always wins the undercut in a tie no matter what cards are in the hands.; 2) proof definitive-I had dead wood in my hand of ace of clubs, three of diamonds, four of spades and a seven of clubs. I knocked and the game discard the four of spades so my ‘opponent’ won the undercut!!!!! Cheat!! I have a screenshot and wish I could get my $3 back! I will be deleting this game! There is absolutely no reason to take a fun game and ruin it. Re-think your programming, creators, though I am sure you don’t care as long as you get the money. 😤
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  • Fix the shuffle Nov 2, 2019

    By TAGardener
    This game can be both fun and frustrating. You will see that the computer deals ‘fat’ hands every time. This is because the developers didn’t add a reshuffle feature for when both players run out the deck without knocking or getting gin. Have you ever played a round of this game where not one single hand didn’t require a reshuffle to continue? Well I’ve played a couple hundred games with this app and have NEVER gone to the end of the deck. The game deals out partially made hands from the beginning so as to avoid having to do a reshuffle. Both the AI and the player get the benefit of these fixed deals but it takes a lot of the fun out of the game! I’d rather they just dealt out random hands and build in a reshuffle feature.
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  • Don’t call it AI then stack the deck Feb 12, 2020

    By Gfezhjcxrsvh
    Anyone else notice the card that comes up when it’s your turn first? Nearly always a face card.. every 10th one is an A,2, or 3... nearly never a 5-9. I’ve got about 120 games in (60 on the “hard” level). I’m batting around 60%, but it takes some quick work in the first 3 turns of the hand or it’s time to start dumping your highest cards. AI knocks quickly.... too quickly... too often. The deck is rigged as well. Throw away a 9 and two come off the top of deck right away. This happens very often. As others have previously stated, the best strategy is to undercut AI. It’ll knock ASAP in “hard’ setting. Recently, I came back and won after being down 10-95. AI knocked twice (in a row) before I drew a card, but I undercut and knocked my way back. TIP: if you get deadwood to 5 or less, go for gin or Big Gin. It doesn’t, so you should. Developers should not have it auto arrange melds like it does. They should also not call it AI. I just learned the game and haven’t tried all the apps out there, but I’m giving this rating of 2 stars for the obvious rigging. If you can’t build a proper computer program, don’t call it AI and stack the deck.
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  • Needs more sorting options Jul 6, 2019

    By TurtleTrot
    I’m let down by this app. I hoped that with purchase the statistics would be something valuable- insight into how I play- but it’s just a tally of wins/losses at each level of play. I don’t like that you can’t alternate who goes first- like you would in a real game where you alternate dealing. Random is just strange. And all for either me or opponent is too. I really really wish that there was a way that I could sort the cards how ever I want to. This game arranged the melds off to the side and doesn’t allow you to choose what you want to keep over there if there are multiple options. I know it’s only $3, but I wish I had wasted it somewhere else.
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  • It’s the only gin rummy game you need.... the dealer never cheats either . Jan 11, 2020

    By Katherine Lea
    Trust me--these guys know what they're doing. I can't believe addictive and fun and fast moving (or slow if you want to take your time) I too wish we could arrange our cards manually once and while, but surely this talented app group will devise a way. In the meantime it sure takes the work out of sorting what you have ... A few times my thumb landed on the wrong card, and I screamed as I broke up 4 of a kind AND a run with one sloppy move. Ugh. The pain. But it's great fun to learn how to play again. I can't wait to try other ones by these guys who hopefully will surpass that greedy candy crust racket. Yes!!!
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  • You must have lost.... Nov 25, 2019

    By 1stCeye
    ...my first review! Ok, here we go again. I said all the nice things all the other reviewers have posted. But I have a big BEEF! (2,000 lbs deboned, please!😄) I win regularly....good! Keeps me interested... BUT, when I KNOCK, and the ‘other player’ has the same wood; it gets the UNDERCUT .....I SHOULD GET THAT EXTRA 25 points because I Knocked! As it stands, ‘other player’ wins that 25 points EVERY SINGLE TIME we match wood! It’s just not fair!!! UNDERCUTTING should go both ways! Especially for the knock/winner of that hand. If the one who knocks; matches wood, then the undercut points should go to the KNOCKER! That’s how it’s played in the real world....
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  • Fun and Entertaining Oct 29, 2018

    By Play my own gsme
    This gin app has ads, but they don’t interrupt the game. I deleted my old gin rummy app because it ran audio ads on top of active hands. This app is better. But I always win, so I’m pretty sure it’s rigged. On my old app, I’d lose a couple hands and then win. I felt like it let me win every once in a while, and that felt rigged. Now I never lose, even when I make a silly mistake. I want to be challenged, but I don’t want to only win no matter what. Frustrated with gin apps.
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  • Addictive BUT Rigged Apr 28, 2020

    By Dave Edrich
    I like this game. You paid for the extra levels. The rest you pay for is just the options which is not a big deal. What I hate about this game is that on the hard level and at tim s on normal level, the computer generated shuffle and drawing of cards s not random. Almost every card that I toss out is picked by the computer hand. When ever I throw a card out the next card is get is the lower or higher suit card. That is not random. It occurs over 95% of the time. This l are to the computer deck to get knocks very often I’m a pretty good player and can only play on the hard level. Easy level is a joke. At least I can reset the game to a new game if I feel that my game is total rigged, therefore not skewing my stats. Is it worth paying for the added level and options. It depends if you like the game at the free level. If yiu ant t get a bit frustrated, then definitely pay.
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  • I’m embarrassed I paid Aug 10, 2019

    By TexasReader61
    I enjoyed this game up to a point. But, the “Hard” level, which is the highest level, kinda cheats. Ok, it cheats a lot. It dismays me that I can only make one or two plays and the opponent knocks with a gin. I have virtually no chance to win at that level. Seriously, the odds of a real person, in a real deal, getting that many good hands (9/10x) is astronomical. At the medium level, it’s a little more fun. But, then today, I discarded a 7 of diamonds and just two plays later, that card shows up as the opponent’s discard. Really????? I just discarded that card and my opponent draws it? How is that even possible? I got a little mad when that happened and thought what I’d do to a human opponent who did that. That move (and the cheating at the Hard level) have spoiled this game for me.
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  • Fun! Just needs a few tweaks. Mar 28, 2018

    By Jay.42
    I decided to learn Gin Rummy via this game. It’s fun! The interface works well and the graphics are really good with nice animations for such a simple game. A big improvement would be the option to enable manual arrangement of cards rather than always auto-arranging. While the rules are mostly clear, the dev forgets to clarify that Aces in this game can only be used as low cards, not high (so runs with an Ace have to be A-2-3, not Q-K-A). The last page of the in-game rules is misleading because the Ace is listed with the face cards as having a value of “10” rather than the correct value of “1” (but note that the game does, in fact, score correctly).
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  • It's "0k" Dec 24, 2019

    By Hafenz
    ....but there are better gin rummy apps available. While it's ok that the cards are arranged, I'd like to be able to change the app's suggested arrangement. Also, I'd like the deadwood # to always show. This app does play nicely, but a few additional subtle features would make it better. I’ve not kept records, but it totally seems like it’s easier to be dealt high cards, then low cards, and that is too often the next dealt or handed off card bear a stark similarity to my last discard. Also, displaying total of unused cards, preparing for a knock, is sorely missing. I’d really like a strong certification of fairness by the developer.
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  • Needs work Apr 17, 2018

    By Callalillie13
    The first problem, you should be able to manually move your cards around. But you can’t. There was an instance where I should’ve had Gin and the program did not see it. The computer tells you if you have gin, I had no choice but to knock. Even though I had Gin. I have a screenshot. Another problem is, if you have two runs going, with two different suits, and you pick up a card. The program then rearranges them to sets (ie 777 and 888) which may be the best for points value. However maybe that’s not the route I want to go, because of cards that have been let go or cards that I know are dead in the pile. And when that happens you have no idea what the card was that you just picked up, it’s not highlighted or anything so you have to sit there and mentally sort through the cards trying to figure out what card you want to discard. And the final problem which I just saw the AI do, Was he had three or four of the nine’s, and then he started discarding them? Because I had discarded them so I knew when I let go of the third one, oh shoot he’s going to have three nines. He picked it up, and then later started letting the nines go. OK well you could say maybe it didn’t go with this hand, well I called Gin and There was no reason for him to let those 3 nines to go. The next highest card he had in his hand was a six. And he only had one set of melds. So basically you’re playing with an idiot and 9 times out of 10 you should be able to knock or call Gin before it.
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  • Pretty decent game but dumb AI Sep 7, 2018

    By brianmick
    This is one of the best gin rummy games I’ve been able to find in the App Store. That being said, it’s pretty easy to game the computer into losing every time even on the highest difficulty. If you are more aggressive about getting rid of high value cards then you are about trying for melds in the 9-K card range, typically you will pick up some medium value melds along the way and end up with pretty low dead wood. Then rather than trying to go for gin, if you get rid of your highest value card every turn your dead wood will almost always be less than 7 by the time the computer knocks. This means maybe 65% of the time you win the hand through undercutting the computer and get 25 points plus the difference in your deadwood. The computer almost always knocks before getting gin so the other outcomes are the computer wins the hand but only gets the difference in deadwood (which should be a relatively small amount) or if the computer gets a good hand and knocks early you might lose the hand by a lot but you will almost always win the game through undercutting. I haven’t lost yet. But the reason I say all this is really to let the developers know cause I hope they improve the AI. Any human player would learn to stop knocking and letting the other player undercut them.
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  • Pretty Good Sep 29, 2019

    By Jvbroderick
    The cards and the overall design is crisp and nice looking. The setup for the most part is good. However, the sounds are not up to par with the rest of the game. For example, the cards being dealt sound like a cartoonish whip, which becomes a little annoying if you’re playing more than a couple of games. And who doesn’t? Yes, you can turn the sounds off, but why not just have better sounds instead of forcing us to turn them off? As for the play, the option to select an independent mode of play whereby you can decide for yourself when to knock might not be possible - but would be fantastic. This would make the play seem more realistic. (Yes, knocks can be ignored, but why would you?) Having the app tell you when to knock takes the challenge and fun out of the game. As it is, the app already places my cards in order after I draw - so am I really playing this game, or is the computer playing it for me? Another issue I have with the play is that when you decide to discard one that’s of no use to you, the game invariably seems to suddenly and miraculously present the cards you would have used/needed had you kept it. This doesn’t happen every single time, but at least 75% of the time. Perhaps these issues are the bane of computer card games. Maybe I should stick to playing Gin with actual people.
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  • Slanted for AI Nov 13, 2019

    By eride09
    I do like playing this game, but it can be extremely frustrating. No matter how many times I press first card to player, it deals to me one time, and then all the rest go to AI. If I choose random, 90% go to AI. The other problem is there are many games that AI knocks after three, four, or five draws for four and five times in a row. I have played gin rummy for over sixty years, and that just doesn’t happen. Also, in many games, I continually draw high cards for most of the game, over and over. That isn’t statistically possible. Every now and then, it feels like a regular game of gin rummy, but a lot of the time, I stop playing after AI has won many games in a row by knocking in the first five draws. It’s not fun.
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  • Nice setup but too easy (free version) Dec 22, 2017

    By Floobus Johnson
    I wonder if buying the upgraded version with three difficulties provides a challenge. The basic free version is one I win every almost time. Sometimes 100 to 0. Nice interface. It doesn't seem the deck gets shuffled very well, in the beginning I always see high cards getting discarded, and the opponent always collects low cards. So gameplay is repetitious and predictable. Another sticking point for me is the way cards get rearranged when I pick up a card, often that is NOT the way I want the cards arranged but there is control for that. Good point: it is good to learn gin rummy with.
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  • Gin Rummy Feb 21, 2020

    By Hodji-Frehley
    Zero stars. I got this app to review how to play Gin Rummy and to practice. I suspected it of cheating but I am no Rainman... and, anyway, I was just playing for fun. I went ahead and purchased the whole app so I could play a harder level. I was doubtful about spending the money because, again, I was pretty sure the game cheated. So, two things... 1) the ‘opponent’ always wins the undercut in a tie no matter what cards are in the hands.; 2) proof definitive-I had dead wood in my hand of ace of clubs, three of diamonds, four of spades and a seven of clubs. I knocked and the game discard the four of spades so my ‘opponent’ won the undercut!!!!! Cheat!! I have a screenshot and wish I could get my $3 back! I will be deleting this game! There is absolutely no reason to take a fun game and ruin it. Re-think your programming, creators, though I am sure you don’t care as long as you get the money. 😤
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  • Fix the shuffle Nov 2, 2019

    By TAGardener
    This game can be both fun and frustrating. You will see that the computer deals ‘fat’ hands every time. This is because the developers didn’t add a reshuffle feature for when both players run out the deck without knocking or getting gin. Have you ever played a round of this game where not one single hand didn’t require a reshuffle to continue? Well I’ve played a couple hundred games with this app and have NEVER gone to the end of the deck. The game deals out partially made hands from the beginning so as to avoid having to do a reshuffle. Both the AI and the player get the benefit of these fixed deals but it takes a lot of the fun out of the game! I’d rather they just dealt out random hands and build in a reshuffle feature.
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