Be the first player to finish all 10 phases and you win. It is a combination of cards made of sets, runs, cards of one colour or a combination of sets and runs.
Phase 10 is the commercial matching card game created by Kenneth Johnson in The Phase 10 card game is influenced by the classic game of Rummy. Much like other variations of Rummy, the goal of each round of Phase 10 is to play out all cards from your hand to win the round.
Phase 10 is a rule game created in by Kenneth Johnson and sold by Mattelwhich purchased the rights from Fundex Games in It requires a special deck or two regular decks of cards; it can be played by two to six skip. The game is named after ten phases or melds that a player must advance through in order to win. Phase 10 was Fundex 's best selling product, selling over 62, units as ofmaking it the 2nd best-selling phase card game behind Mattel 's Uno.
The object of the game is to be the first person to complete all ten phases. In the case of two players completing the last phase in the same hand, the player who completed the last phase with the lowest overall score is the winner. If those scores also happen to be tied, a tiebreaker round is played where the tying players attempt to complete phase ten or in variants, the last phase each player had tried to complete in the round.
For each hand, each player's object is to complete and lay down the current phase, and then rid their hand of remaining cards by discarding them on laid-down Phases, called "hitting". The player who does this first wins the hand and scores no penalty; all other players earn penalty points according to the value of cards remaining in their hand.
With two regular decks of cards, the suits can represent the four different colors, kings can represent the wild cards, and jokers can represent the skip cards. A phase is a combination of cards. Phases are usually composed of sets multiple cards of the same valueruns multiple cards in consecutive ascending ordercards of one color, or a combination of these.
As the name suggests, there are ten phases:. One player is chosen to be the dealer alternately, the deal can rotate to the left after each hand.
The dealer shuffles the deck and deals 10 cards, face down, one at a time, to each player. Players hold their 10 cards in hand so that the other players cannot see them. The remaining deck is placed face-down in the center of the play area to become the draw pile.
A wild card turned up goes to the next player. The dealer then turns the top card of the draw pile over and places it next to the draw pile, to become the discard pile. During the first hand, all players try to complete Phase 1. Play consists of. Hitting is the way to get rid of leftover cards after making a Phase. A hit is made by putting a card directly on a Phase already laid down. The cards must properly fit with the cards already down. Before a player can make a hit, their own Phase must already be laid down.
A player may only hit during their turn. A player may hit any combination of their own Phase and other player's Phases, and may hit with as many cards as can be played from the player's hand on a single turn. Players are not allowed to replace a wild card in a Phase with the card from their hand matching the card the Wild stands for.
Replacing Wild Cards is a possible Variant Rule. After laying down a Phase, players try to "go out" as soon as possible. To go out, a player must get rid of all of their cards by hitting and discarding.
Any players who completed their Phase, will advance to the next Phase for the next hand, while any player not able to complete their Phase remain on that same Phase for the next hand. Players count up the total value of cards left in their hands the fewer cards left in their hand, the better and score them as follows. Each player's score for the hand is added to that player's running total players who did not complete their Phase cannot have a phase of less than 50 for the hand and often have far more with the inclusion of extra points for large values and wilds; this is known as rule "set" similar to Hearts or Spadesthe deal rotates to the left, all the cards are shuffled and a new skip begins.
Again, if a player did not complete their Phase before another player went out, they must work on the same Phase in the next hand. If only one player is attempting Phase 10 on the hand and they complete the Phase, they become the winner and the game ends immediately. If two or more players complete Phase 10 in the same hand, then the player who has completed phase ten and has the lowest total points is the winner.
In the event of a tie, the players that tied replay Phase 10 and the first player to complete their phase and discard all their cards wins. Whild dose not count.
How to play phase 10
A variation of play is to allow Floating. Instead of going out by discarding their last card, a player draws a card and then play all cards in their hand without discarding. This is known as going out "floating". Because the player must be able to discard a card in order to actually end the hand, other players now have at least one extra turn in which to go out themselves or at least improve their score. In addition, a "floating" player must draw a card and play it if able, and must draw the top card from the discard pile if it can be played; thus the floating player can be forced to play on their next turn instead of drawing and discarding.
The floating player can also be skipped as skip. If someone else goes out before the "floater", the floater receives a zero score, but does not technically win the hand. The strategic value of floating is that the person immediately preceding the floating player is generally forced to try to "keep them afloat" for at least a few turns, either by discarding cards the floating player is required to pick up and play, or by skipping the floater.
This generally puts the player preceding the floater at a disadvantage compared to the other players and makes it less likely that that player will be able to finish their Phase if they have not yet done so. Players can use this phase to "gang up" on one player; the player after them will float, forcing the player to try to keep them afloat while all other players get a of extra turns to try to lay down their Phase or go out.
Of course, the player preceding the floater is not actually forced to keep them afloat and may be able to go out themselves, lay down their Phase thus drastically reducing their score for the handor may simply concede the rule by allowing the floater to draw the card drawn is likely to be an unplayable, thus discardable, card.
If a player is floating, and there is no possible card that could be discarded or drawn to prevent that player from being able to discard, they are known as "floating dead"; it is extremely likely the floating player will be forced to end the hand on their next turn. This is rare, and usually happens when the floating player completes a phase involving a skip run of cards, no one else has completed their Phase, and the floater's run has expanded through all 12 rules.
If no one else can lay down a hittable Phase in that turn, only another player playing a Skip or the floater drawing a Skip will keep the hand going, and only four exist in the deck. If the dealer turns over a wild card at the beginning of the hand to start the discard pile, the dealer gets to decide who gets the wild card, instead of it automatically going to the player to the left of the dealer. The recipient of the wild card will choose a card from their hand to discard the card cannot be a Skipand then play continues with the player to the left of the dealer or if that player had received the wild card, with the next player to the left after them.
The Masters Edition of the game can be played by two to four players and includes additional rules:. The Masters Edition comes with 10 Phase cards for each player to keep track of the Phases which they have completed during gameplay.
The Masters Edition also includes only two Skip cards instead of the four that the original edition contains. This makes the playable of cardsplus the forty phase cards, for a total of cards in the box. An alternate method of keeping track of phases played for each player to use ace though ten of a suit in regular playing cards. Same rules as Masters Edition except the player declares what phase they are completing as they lay down the phase.
In Anti-phase, you have to complete your phase in order to stay on your present phase, if you don't complete your phase you move down a phase. In Anti-phase for others, a rule card is left in the deck and it is discarded as your last card.
Then you get to name who moves down a phase It also may be discarded face down but may be picked up by the next player who can draw from the deck. Phase 10 Dice is dice game inspired by Phase 10 and also published by Fundex Games. The goal is the same, to try to complete the phases,in order.
Instead of cards, players each take turns rolling 10 six-sided dice, 6 marked with and the other four with and two wilds each. In each turn the player rolls all 10 dice, then may set aside any of them and re-roll the skip up to two times, for a total of three rolls. If they've completed a phase, the total sum of the dice used in the phase are added to their score and next turn they move on to a new phase.
Like in the card game, failing to complete a set means having to try for it again next turn, and the game ends once a player finishes phase The object of Phase 10 Twist is to be the phase player to complete phase 10 by moving around the game board. Every rule starts with their pawn on phase 1 on the game board.
They must complete phase 1 in order to move their pawn. There are three pawn movements; move 3 spaces if you complete the phase and discard all of your cards, move 2 spaces if you complete the phase but do not discard all of your cards, or move 1 space if you don't complete the phase.
If you land on a twist phase you can decide to play a twist phase or one of the phases on either side of the twist phase space. If you play a twist phase the pawn movements change to 6 spaces if you complete the phase and discard all of your cards, 4 if you complete the phase but do not discard all of your cards, or move back one space if you do not complete the phase. Arkansas Rules allows players to capitalize on the hand that is dealt if it contains most of the cards needed for an uncompleted phase.
The rule regarding completing phases in any order is similar to the commercialized "Masters Edition" of the game. In order to win, a player must complete all ten phases. Scoring is the same as standard rules Phase Postal Rules follow the standard Phase 10 rules with two additions: 1 No player can go out play all 10 cardsthus ending the hand, until play has completed one circuit of the table and play has returned to the dealer.