Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inquiring Minds Want To Know How To Play

10 Penny

We've had some emails about 10 penny. Hopefully this will make sense, if not shoot me an email.

It is played with 3 decks of cards including the jokers and 10 pennies (or whatever you would like to use) for each player to buy cards. Shuffle all the cards and deal out 10 cards face down to each player. Turn the top card on the deck face up.

The first player is after the dealer (clockwise). The first player has the option of buying the face up card using a penny and gets the face up card and 3 face down cards. Be warned that once your pennies are gone you can no longer buy cards, each round gets harder. If the first person does not want the card it goes to the next person (continuing clockwise) until it gets back to the dealer. If nobody purchases the card then the first person will draw 2 cards. If someone buys the card other then the first person, this is called buying out of turn and they get the face up card along with the next 2 down cards (cannot lay anything down until their turn) then the first person starts by drawing 2 cards. From this point, only the card that was discarded can be purchased.

Each round is played out until someone gets rid of all the cards in their hand. After satisfying the round hand, cards are then removed from your hand by laying down sets of 3 or by playing on other players cards that are down on the table. Cards that are laid down on the table from your hand are turned face up so each player will be able to play on them once they have satisfied the round hand.

Card Points

3-9=5 points

10, Jacks, Queens and Kings=10 points

2 and Aces=20 points

Jokers=50 points

Round Hands
R1 Two sets of 3 cards with jokers being wild
R2 One set of 4 cards with jokers being wild
R3 Two sets of 4 cards with jokers and 2’s being wild
R4 One set of 5 cards with jokers and 2’s being wild
R5 Two sets of 5 cards with jokers, 2’s, and aces being wild
R6 One set of 6 cards with jokers, 2’s, and aces being wild
R7 One set of 7 cards with jokers, 2’s, and aces being wild

Once you have drawn and have your round hand you can lay them down along with sets of 3 or hold them, just remember if someone goes out before it gets back to you it will cost you points. You can only lay down cards when it is your turn. Highest score looses after R7. Redistribute 10 pennies to play again.

NOTE: FYI, Pennies are not won in this game.


  1. Darn, I can only learn a game when someone shows me... Guess that means we will have to meet up somewhere, sometime!!

  2. I have always been card game challenged. It does sound like a fun game so I will get Mike to explain it to me s l o w l y!! LOL

    Have fun and take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. We can't wait to take you on in a round of Ten Penny...hope we remember how to play

  4. I am like Leno!
    That seems very complicated.
    I don't know if 'My Remember' can do all that!
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX