Tommy's Gin Rummy (DOS)

Tommy's Gin Rummy DOS The game's start screen.
here the player is asked which variant of the game they wish to play and whether they want 'Open Hands', which means they get to see their opponents cards


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Tommy's Gin Rummy is a single-player card game in which the player plays against the computer.

Gin Rummy is a popular card came in which the player's are dealt ten cards each. Put simply the object of the game is to make sets of cards of the same rank or runs of cards in the same suit. Players alternately take a new card from either the deck or the discard pile into their hand. If it does not fit it is discarded, if it improves the hand it is retained and another card is discarded. The player who is able to dispose of all of their cards wins the hand and scores points, the first to score a predetermined number of points wins the game.

In addition to the Standard game this implementation has two optional Gin Rummy variations, Oklahoma also known as Cedarhurst, and Tommy's Space Cowboy Gin both of which change the points needed to 'knock'.

The game is entirely keyboard controlled, it has some basic sound effects and a demo mode in which the game plays itself. It has command line switches to start with the sound off, force monochrome mode, and another to force colour mode.


Tommy's Gin Rummy DOS The game's exit screen.
Tommy's Gin Rummy DOS There are lots of instruction screens and they can be accessed during the game in case the player needs to check them
Tommy's Gin Rummy DOS Playing an Open Hands game in demo mode. 
Each card is numbered so that the player can identify them via the keyboard
Tommy's Gin Rummy DOS Monochrome mode changes the look of the instruction screens too.
This section explains the two variants on the standard game

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piltdown_man (151592) added Tommy's Gin Rummy (DOS) on Oct 31, 2014