If you know how to play the card game known as Rummy, then you already know how to play Conquian. While there are a few fundamental differences between the games, they use the same essential format.
For example, in Conquian the player is aiming to be the first to create enough “melds” to win the game. Unlike Rummy, however, the game of Conquian uses a different array of cards that include only the two through seven cards, the face cards, and the Aces. This means that the game requires only 40 cards instead of the standard 52. Each player gets ten cards on the original deal, and the remaining cards are laid face down in the middle of the table.
The goal of the game is to meld 11 cards into combination known as groups or sequences. The groups must be cards in the same rank but in different suits, and the sequences must be from three to eight cards in the same suit but in consecutive order. The order of the cards is very firm and runs Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Jack, Queen, and King.
The meld placed on the table is going to have to consist of one or more combination’s because the sequences are limited to only eight cards each, and any card on the table can only be part of one combination at a time. Just like the rest of the popular Rummy games such as Gin Rummy and Rummikub, the Conquian has its world wide fans which are playing online.
Rearranging the cards is perfectly acceptable, as long as all combination’s remaining are completely valid. This is of significance because the taking of turns in the game can actually see one player force the other player to make a meld. This occurs when the card that is on the top of the center deck is able to work into the meld of the player whose turn it is. If this is the case, their opponent can insist that the meld is done, and the rearrangement would be mandatory.