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What is Jok-R-ummy?
Jok-R-ummy ® is a board game designed in Quebec by Jennick Games inc and is a variation of rummy. As many will tell you, Jok-R-ummy is the perfect pastime to liven up reunions with family and friends. There is no need to be an expert at games to appreciate Jok-R-ummy! Children and adults can gather around to play. To learn more about Jok-R-ummy, or to get your copy of the board game, visit jok-r-ummy.com.
What is the objective?
To complete 7 Program cards. Each one contains one or more programs that you can consider as contracts to fulfill (for example, a 4-card run and 3-of-a-kind). The first player to achieve 7 Program cards wins the game. In some versions, like the Travel edition or Jok-R-ummy for phones and tablets, the number of Program cards you must complete is 5.
Where can I get a copy of the rules?
Contact us on http://facebook.com/jokrummy and we will send you a PDF copy.
How do Unlockable Program cards work?
In Jok-R-ummy for Android and iOS, each player can access specific Program cards of a common pile. There are about 60 base Program cards for everyone, 20 Unlockable by score and a hundred of exclusive VIP ones. By playing, you get access to new Program cards which will add more variety to your games. The 20th and last unlockable Program cards is obtained when you reach the cumulative score of 288 000 points.
How can I find people to play with?
Check the Lobby as soon as you log in to see who's there. Private games are not displayed. If a 4-player game is opened with only its creator in it and you would like to play 2 or 3 players at maximum, join the game nevertheless. Most oftenly, the creator will start the game after a brief moment. If the number of players exceeds the maximum you were willing to play with, you can always quit before message "X will play first" shows up and the game will return to an "open" state. Keep your finger near the menu!
How does the credits system work?
Credits allow you to play for free. You start with 5 and they are reduced by 1 each time a game starts. During the day (Eastern time), they renew at a very high rate so you can play at will. During the evening, they renew at a 1 per hour rate. When you are short on credits, you can either wait or subscribe to a VIP membership at a modest price which gives you unlimited credits for 1 month or more according to the chosen plan, among other advantages. You can also enter games that have already started (from the Lobby) and take empty spots, this does not cost credits!
How is the player's rating calculated?
Some Program cards seem too difficult.
The hardest ones are: three 4-card runs and the 5-card run + 5-of-a-kind. If a Program card appears to be too difficult, make sure it's not mixed. An 8-card run in hearts and clubs for example is generally easier than a traditional 8-card run since you can mix in the two suits. The same goes for no wilds allowed VIP Programs combining two suits like the 4-card hearts and diamonds run.
Any good strategy and advice?