Play Phase 10 - Rules, Strategy, Mobile, Online
Phase 10 - The Most Addictive, Card Game EVER!
you're missing out on all the fun! It's a bit like rummy, it looks like , but it has a personality all it's own. Phase 10, is difficult to win because each round is unpredictable - you can be on top in Phase 3 and be miserably behind by Phase 6. You can also make a grand comeback from last place and win it all. The dynamics of Phase 10 make game play exciting from start to finish, as well as difficult to strategize. Uno
While Phase 10 is easy to learn and play, there is a real strategy for winning, and you can learn it here. Also, learn how you can home your skills by playing Phase 10 online or on your mobile phone!
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Phase 10 is highly addictive and extremely competitive. So, when you get a bunch of Type A personalities together and start dealing the cards, it can turn into all out war.
The fun kind, though!
I was introduced to this game by a couple of my sorority sisters in college, and I was instantly hooked. We would get together to play Phase 10, and students in the adjoining apartments would ask us to keep it down because the games just got louder and crazier each time we played. Feelings were hurt, and friendships were tested.
Phase 10 can really get deep!
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So, when I got married I absolutely had to introduce this game to my husband and his family. Hubby is quite competitive (former athlete) and his baby sister is probably the most competitive person I've ever met in my life, so I immediately knew that putting Phase 10 into their hands would make for entertaining holidays and birthdays.
(Muah ah ah ah aaaaaaah!)
Surprisingly enough, it was the quiet eldest brother who turned out to be the Phase 10 genius. He is the current holder of our family Phase 10 crown. Yes, we made a Phase 10 crown! Although it's currently crafted from aluminum foil (that's what makes it fun), we may very well upgrade to something more serious.
That is unless my husband's other sister doesn't burn up our deck of Phase 10 cards. She literally threatened to burn them up with fire the last time we played. That's only because she never wins, though :-(
Never played Phase 10? This is too much fun for you to miss out on!
The Official Phase 10 Addicts Section
Did you know that there is a Phase 10 dice game? Electroinc version? Sesame Street version for kids?
If you know a Phase 10 addict, this is your Christmas, Birthday, and Because-I-Love-You gift headquarters!
Phase 10 Videos - How to play phase 10
Yes, there are actually videos of people playing Phase 10 on YouTube! If you've ever played, you know how much fun it is, and you know how players obsess over getting revenge or finding winning strategies. But in order to do these things, you've got to play!
How To Play Phase 10 - The Rules
To read the full version of the official rules, visit www.fundexgames.com/instructions/pdf/Phase_10_Card_Game_8220.pdf
Simple instructions coming soon.
How To Play Phase 10 - The Strategy
There is overall strategy and then there is phase-specific strategy for playing Phase 10. I will reveal tips on both here :-)
Overall Phase 10 Strategy - Throughout the game, every hand, every phase, you MUST do the following 3 things:
* Absolutely, positively count cards. If you don't keep track of what others are playing, you will have no idea of what NOT to play. make sure to keep a close eye on what the player directly before you and after you are doing. This will help you strategize which cards to keep and which to give away. FYI, there are 24 each of red, blue, yellow, and green cards numbered "1" through "12," four blue "Skip" cards, and eight "Wild" cards, two of each color.
Phase 10 Card Game
* Save your skips for strategic play. Don't play a skip card hastily - you may need it to stay alive long enough to make your phase. Furthermore, just because someone skipped you, that doesn't mean wasting a skip on them is the wisest thing to do. Skip the player who is most likely to make their phase and go out first.
* When the right choice is not obvious, collect high cards for sets and low cards for runs. This is not an exact science, but a rule for those times when your hand itself doesn't help you decide which moves to make. If you have two 10s, then it makes sense to try to get a set of three 10s, but when you have a hand with no obvious advantages, it can be difficult to decide what to go after. High cards are usually thrown away first, because no one wants to be stuck with them. Phases that require sets of 3 are good for collecting high cards; you should be able to round up three 11s or 12s easily. BEWARE: If you're an a phase where you need a set of four or more, collecting high cards can be very dangerous. If you lose, you have to take all of those points, which can cost you the game in the event of a tie on Phase 10.
Collect low cards for runs if your hand doesn't already have a nearly completed run it it. This strategy can protect you in the event that you lose a hand that requires you to play a run of 7, 8, or 9 cards.
More strategy coming soon.
Phase 10 Mobile - For Smartphone, Blackberry, and iPhone
Now you can take Phase 10 to the next level - you can play on your phone! It's enough to make a Phase 10 addict hyperventilate!
Whether you have a Windows Mobile smartphone, a Blackberry, or an iPhone, you can play Phase 10 anytime, anywhere with Phase 10 Mobile by Magmic Games!
Play Phase 10 Online
There are two ways to play "Phase 10" online - these games are variations of Phase 10 and not produced or endorsed by Fundex, Inc., which is why they go under different names.
The first is Wizard Cards, the online variation of the Phase 10 card game. The second is Tratzee, the online variation of the Phase 10 dice game. Both will help you to hone your skills and develop your strategies for game play with your friends and family. They won't know what hit 'em!
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