Many are making the confusion between the Rummikub game and the Rummy cards game. In the Windows Store, unfortunately, there are not so many reliable Rummy apps, but we have managed to find one and we are sharing it with you. Find below more details about Gin Rummy for Windows 8.
Here at Wind8Apps, we love Windows 8 card games and we have featured a good number of them in the past, such as Bridge, UNO, Solitaire and FreeCell. Now, it’s time to talk about Gin Rummy, a Windows 8 app to play the not so known Rummy cards game. Some experts consider that this game has been derived from the popular Mahjong.
Rummy is a group of matching card games notable for similar gameplay based on the matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit. The basic goal in any form of rummy is to build melds which consists of sets, three or four of a kind of the same rank, or runs, three or more cards in sequence, of the same suit. The original form of rummy is called Sai rummy or Basic rummy. The Mexican game of Conquian is considered by games scholar David Parlett to be ancestral to all rummy games, which itself is derived from a Chinese game called Khanhoo and, going even further back, Mahjong.
The Rummy card game now on Windows 8
Your mission inside the Gin Rummy card game for Windows 8 is to group as many cards into sets and runs as you can! Also, when you are deadwood, or value of ungrouped cards, drops below 10 knock to end the round. But if you are a Rummy player, then you know better than me how to play the game. There are 3 difficulty levels, automatic card melding, detailed statistics and in-depth instructions as the main features.
Also, according to the release notes, the Gin Rummy app for Windows 8 has been recently updated with a good number of bug fixes that has made the app faster, more stable and secure. If you find the in-app ads annoying, you could choose to purchase the Pro version of Gin Rummy, which sells for $2.99.
Gin Rummy in Windows 10 [2018 update]
This short update is for all Windows 8, 8.1 users who upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update. In order to play your favorite game, you will need to delete all game data related to your previous system, in order to avoid various incompatibility errors. You can use a third-party tool, that will remove absolutely everything. You can find one of these in this handpicked list. After that, try to reinstall the game for Windows 10 from the official Microsoft Store page.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.