Derived from 19th Century Whiskey Poker by those looking for
a quicker game, Gin Rummy (as recognised today) came into being
just over a century ago.
It is a game for two players with the aim of collecting "sets"
(3 or more cards of the same rank) and "runs" (3 or
more cards of the same suit in consecutive order) and being the
first to "knock" (hold cards worth 10 points or less
outside of sets and runs and choose to end the hand).