Multiplication Rummy

Ages: 9 years old and up
Number of players: 2 -4
Materials: Deck of Card
Skill Practice: Multiplication facts

Goal:  To be the first to lay down all the cards in your hand showing multiplication tables.  This game works for the tables 1-9.

Set up:

  1. Dealer removes the all the face cards from the deck (Kings, Queens, Jacks)
  2. Players determine the times table facts they will be practicing (example: 6 times table)
  3. Dealer passes out 7 cards to each player.
  4. The remaining cards are placed face down in the center of the table.
  5. The dealer turns over the top card.

Rules for play:

  1. The player left of the dealer goes first.
  2. The first player either selects the card that is face up on the table or draws from the draw pile. If taking a card, the player must discard 1 card face up to the discard pile.
  3. During their turn, players lay out card sets of 3 or more that show a multiplication fact.  For example, if playing the 6 times table, and a player has a three 6 sixes and one 3 in their hand, the player can lay out the cards to show 6X6=36.
  4. Play continues as stated above.
  5. The round ends when one player has used all of their cards.
  6. The remaining players total the number of cards in their hand and multiple that number by the number of the multiplication facts they were practice (ex. Multiple the total by 6 if practicing with the six times table).
  7. The player with the lowest overall amount wins the game.