Knocking with no unmatched cards at all is called going gin, and earns a special bonus. (Note. Although most hands that go gin. Knocking with no unmatched cards at all is called going gin, and earns a special bonus. (Note. Although most hands that go gin Object of the Game · The Play · Scoring · Variations. Gin Rummy is very similar in aim to regular Rummy, but Gin has some If you get to this point, you can knock (just once will do — no matter how happy it makes. Kartenspiel mit traditionellem Blatt Legespiel. Each player counts the total value of their unmatched cards. If the dealer also passes, the non-dealing player must draw from the stock pile, then the next turn and after, players can draw from the pile of his or her choice. Das Spiel Gin Rummy steht im Mittelpunkt von Donald L. However, if a player chooses to draw so that 11 cards fit into melds, he or she can declare Big Gin in which case the player receives a Big Gin bonus of 31 points or another established amount, commonly 50 points instead of the standard 31 points, depending on rule set plus any deadwood in the opponent's hand. Tools What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page. The first dealer is chosen randomly by drawing cards from the shuffled pack - the player who draws the lower card deals. In standard gin, only a player with 10 or fewer points of deadwood may knock. After you knock, play stops, and the tallying begins. Some players begin the game differently: Aces are scored at 1 point, face cards at 10, and all other cards are scored at their numerical values. The longer the game goes on, the more wary you should be of knocking. So if the first upcard is a 4, you can knock and go out with only 4 or fewer points in your hand; and if the 4 was a spade, you would get double points that hand.