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Tong-its is a 3-player popular rummy card game in philippines.
This game is played using the standard 52 deck of cards (without joker).
Please read the following how to Tong-its,Let's try it! Thanks.


[What's each number in above chart.]
AREA1 Each player pick up a card from here.
AREA2 Each player discard here.
AREA3,4,6 If each player makes CHOW or PONG. You can open each area.
AREA5 Your work bench. You can line the cards.
AREA7,8,9 Each area show each player's data and points.
AREA10 This window show message and point on the table.
AREA11,12,13 Each player's card in hand.
AREA14
You can command each message.
Command-> LINE:Line the cards. DRAW:You call draw. QUIT:You can quit game. HELP:Show help.

The game starts

At first, A starting player of the game is determined randomly.
the Cards are dealt clockwise.
And all players are dealt twelve cards each.
The starting player is also dealt an additional card.
After 2nd game round, the starting player whitch is the winner of the previous round,

Second, The starting player may drop a hand, or dump a card to end his turn.
The player to the right plays next. He may either chow or pickup a card, drop a hand.
Perform sapaw or dump a card to end his turn.
The play continues in this manner until an end of game condition is met.



Pick up card
Each player has to pick up card at first in his turn.

A player can pick-up card from AREA1 or AREA2.

AREA1
If you are unable to chow you must pick a card from the deck.
Drag a card from the deck to anywhere in your hand area.

AREA2
If you can make CHOW or PONG with dumped card(AREA2)
Then you can drag the dumped card to your hand in AREA5.
After drag the dumped card in your hand,you have to open CHOW or PNG's cards in AREA6.

CHOW and PONG They're called BUO.
CHOW
The hand must be a straight flush with at least three cards.
exampl->

PONG
The hand must be a three ot four of a mark.
example->

Opened cards are called House or Bahay.
Four cards of a mark is called Kwadra.

Drop the card
The drop cards must be a straight flush with at least three cards or three or four of a mark..
To open the cards, drag from your hand (work bench AREA 5,13)to your opened hands area(AREA6).

SAPAW (Add card)
Before you drop a card (AREA2), you can discard more cards to open card area(AREA3,AREA4,AREA6).
The cards must be able to logically connect to the opened cards(AREA3,AREA4,AREA6).

example-> opened cards The player can add or
example-> opened cards The player can add

Dump a card
To end your turn, you have to discard one card.
Drag the card you selected to discard to the dumped cards area.(AREA2)


CALL DRAW
If you have dropped opened cards and none of your opened cards recieved a sapaw then you can call draw.You click command (AREA14) at right side in TongIts game's window.
Play will end then you will compare your hands point total with the players who challenged.
The player win the lowest point total wins.
Each player's point is showed in player's window
.7,8,9

Game end
1. A player manages to discard all of his cards.(This called Tong-Its)
2.
When either the deck runs out of cards.
3. When a player calls draw.

Who win?
1. A player manage to discard all of his cards. Then the player win.
2. When the deck runs out of cards, the players compare hands and the winner has the least point.
3. If a player calls draw, the other players may challenge the draw or fold.
The challenger wins all ties against player called draw.
For ties between two challengers, hte player to the right of the player called draw wins.


Betting
At the start of each round. When the game table charge bet, The players create a pot by paying $100 each.
When the game table chage none, the players create a pto by paying $500 each.
If there is a hitter,the hitter is not obliged to pay.
A player have to win 2 consecutive rounds to win the pot.
The winner of the previous round is considered the hitter and will win the pot if he wins the round again.
After winning the pot,the hitter is reset to nobody.


Winner get point each game.
Winner gets $100 for winning the game from each player.
Winner gets $100 from each burned player.
Winner gets $200 for each special hands from each player.
Winner gets $100 for each ace he was dealt or picked up.
Winner gets $200 for winning by Tong-Its from each player.
Winner gets $200 from each challenger in case of draws.

Special hands
If you have special hands when you win, you get additional payment.
what's special hands?
1.A four of a kind. example->
2.A straight flush with at least 5 cards. example->

Thanks you have read, hava a enjoy Tong-Its!