With elements of rummy (cards played in sequence) and poker (chips!), Michigan Rummy will appeal to fans of both games. To begin a game, each player puts a chip in each of nine compartments in the plastic game board. Seven of the compartments are identified with a bonus card. When that card is played during the game, the holder of the card wins the corresponding chips. A deck of cards is completely dealt at the beginning of the game. Cards are played by suit, with the first player playing the lowest card in their hand. Play moves to any player who has the next card in the suit and continues until no plays are left. Play then moves to another suit. The object of the game is to discard all cards while collecting bonus chips. If a bonus isn't collected in one game, the chips remain in the compartment and are carried over to the next game. The center compartment is won by the first player to empty their hand. The Poker Pool is won by the player with the best poker hand at the end of the game. Card deck not included. --Wendy Slotboom
A great game for anyone who loves a challenge!