Tonk, also known as Tunk is a kind of knock rummy game. A standard 52 card deck is used, without jokers. The cards have values as follows: picture cards count 10 points, aces count 1 point and other cards count face value.

The aim is, by drawing and discarding, to form your cards into spreads, which can be books of 3 or 4 equal ranked cards or runs of 3 or more cards in suit, or to dispose of your cards by adding them to existing spreads (Hitting). You win if you manage to get rid of all of your cards, or if you have the lowest value of unmatched cards when someone stops the play.

End of the play

The play can end in 4 ways.

1. Someone gets rid of all their cards without a final discard
This may happen as a result of a player putting down a second spread or hitting existing spreads on three occasions. This is usually called a tonk, or the player is said to "tonk out".

2. Someone runs out of cards by discarding their last card
The player with no cards wins and each of the other players pays the agreed basic stake to the winner.

3. Someone drops or goes down or knocks at the start of their turn.
In this case everyone exposes the cards that remain in their hands and adds up the values of the cards they held.

4. 49 or 50 points immediately after the deal.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

Added Single player Leaderboard. Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings



I give the game good reviews my only request would be to make it assessable, I think that would be great, there are blind people who like to play Cards games too, they shouldn't be eliminated from them. I have a list of card games that I think that could be made assessable Spades- gen rummy-salitare-bid whisk- pitty pat- hearts - and go fish. it would be nice to play these games with other visually impaired people just a suggestion.

Yeah something is up here!!

Anqua B.

The game is pretty good I will give it that! But I have to I wonder sometimes ? Say for instance in my hand I have a 3,4,6,7 of spades right ? Then the next card that is played from the deck is a 5 of spade before I could even select that card the game suddenly cuts off !!!! I thought maybe this is a coincidence? But no!!! This happens everytime?? I would give the game more starts but that really bugs me!!! And those ads !!! Get rid of those ads!!! It's so many ! For what? I mean it good start buuuuutttttttt......yeah no.

Tonk Classic


Just stumbled across this game I played from a kid until now. Need to get rid of the prompts. Also add intelligence to allow two different spreads at the same time. I tried to spread 3 sixes and 6, 7, 8 and it didn't recognize the 6,7,8 as legal. Then I lost the game. Not good. Overall it's a good start to a game I love. Keep up the good work.


9.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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