How to Play: Production

In this variant, you try to collect triplets of cards starting with an offspring (kit) like you do in the Novice Game, but this time you take all the gene series into consideration when matching it with parents.

  •  Start with one offspring and try to locate two rabbits that could produce it.
  •  The rabbit that is picked up at your turn either from the Gene Pool or Retirement is the color you are trying to produce. It is your Offspring (Kit).
  •  If you can find a buck and a doe in your hand that will produce this color, you can lay all three down on the table.
  • If you can’t, then you can
    • choose a card to retire (including the one you just picked up),
    • lay it on the retirement pile
    • and your turn ends.
  •  As long as you have two or more rabbits, you must continue to play your turn.
  •  When you are down to one rabbit, you can go out without picking up a new rabbit at your next turn, and simply retire your last card.

Scoring

Scoring in this variant is similar to the scoring in the Novice Game:

  1. Fill in unknown alleles as appropriate.
  2. Add up the total number of dominant alleles and the total number of recessive alleles.

With 4 pairs we get 8 alleles.

Points are assigned as follows:

Point Value

A

1

at

2

a

4

B

1

b

2

C

1

cchd

2

ch

4

c

8

D

1

d

2

The minimum number of points for any single card will be for the normal wild variety: A- B- C- D- : 4 points.

The maximum number of points on a single card would be for an albino (– — cc –) where all the unknowns can be filled in : aa bb cc dd : 32 points. This would have to be the result of two lilac self colored rabbits, as those are the only ones for which all the unknowns could be filled in.

If you click on the image below, it should open a webpage containing a points calculator. It calculates the points for a single card.

Points Calculator

Points Calculator

Here is a score card you can print off: Gene Rummy Score Card 2

The first person to earn 500 or more points wins.