Best Gin Rummy is based on a popular two-player card game, adapted into the touch-screen era through aesthetic game layouts, animations, graphics and sound effects. This game includes single-player and multiplayer games.
In single-player games, a human player can play against a computer opponent. There are three levels of computer opponents to choose from: Rookie, Skilled and Expert. Rookie is the default opponent, tap on "Options > Settings" to choose a new opponent. The opponent players are crafted using sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI). Simply, it plays like a human opponent!
In multiplayer or online games, a human player can play against a human opponent. This game provides options to choose a random human opponent or invite Game Center friends.
The objective of the game is to form a hand by combining cards into groups or runs and reduce the point value of the remaining unmatched cards to 10 or less.
Contains 5 game variants: Gin Rummy, Gin 200, Oklahoma Gin, Straight Gin and Hollywood Gin.
* Universal app, supports iPhone, iPod touch & iPad.
* In single-player games, players can play against "Rookie", "Skilled" or "Expert" computer opponents.
* In multiplayer or online games, players can choose a random human opponent or invite Game Center friends.
* Users can arrange their own hands, just disable auto melding from settings.
* Try two-tap-drop: if you happen to drop the wrong card, this option is for you!
* Fully automated melding or sorting of cards.
* Fully automated game play: meld, knock, gin, big gin, undercut and bonus are processed automatically.
* Game Tutorial for a quick start. Demonstrates both single-player and multiplayer games.
* Detailed Game Rules and Game Help.
- Resolved two-tap-drop feature require an extra tap to move cards issue.
- Resolved few miscellaneous issues.
Ratings and Reviews
I've been playing for a week now and I noticed a pattern develop. It seems that when you have two pairs and you must discard one, the next draw is usually the same card series as what you discarded. Say you had 2 threes and 2 fours. You discard a four and the next draw is a four. Discard the three and the next card is a three. Now I know there is a chance factor but it happens probably half the time. So I know that chance is not involved. It makes the game very frustrating because after awhile you know what's going to happen and that no matter what choice you make it will most probably be wrong. I don't know if this is a flaw or purposefully done. Otherwise the game is ok. You can tell when you are going to lose because, you either get a terrible hand or you can't draw a winner. I've had 5 pairs multiple times and I can't draw a third match in 10 draws. The odds of that happening are staggering. It's very frustrating
First let me say that there's another review here stating the game is flawed because it tends to give you the cards you needed right after you discard because of giving up trying to get a meld. Anyone who has played Gin in RL knows that happens all the time in real Gin games.
This game does however, have a very major flaw that makes it far too easy to beat. The AI almost invariably knocks the instant it has ten or less deadwood. As a result, if you simply never knock and consistently discard the highest deadwood, you will win far more hands that you lose, by undercutting the computer and/or going Gin. Sadly unrealistic. A good Gin game shouldn't be so easy to beat using the same strategy in every game. A good Gin game will switch playing strategies and styles to keep you on your toes. This one doesn't.
Add to that that it can't ever find me a human player and it's a complete fail.
I had a different gin rummy app which was good because it was very simple. But this is better because it has more options. I like the double tap for discarding a card as I sometimes hit the wrong one accidentally as they are so close. There are different versions too, but I haven't explored them yet. I am still on the rookie level and usually win, but not always which I like.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.