Meld (cards)

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In card games, a meld is a set of matching cards, typically three or more, that earn a player points and/or allow him to deplete his hand.[1] Melds typically come in sequences of ascending cards belonging to the same suit known as runs (8 9 10) or sets/groups of cards of identical rank (8 8 8). Other ones may be marriage (e.g. K and Q) and bezique (Q and J).

Melding is typical in games of the Rummy family, such as Canasta and Gin.[2]

It is also used in other games such as mahjong.[3] Melds are also made in some trick-taking games, such as Pinochle and Bezique.[4]

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  1. ^ "Card Games: Rummy Games". pagat.com.
  2. ^ Parlett (2008), pp. 489, 496 and 518.
  3. ^ Brown, Seth. The Little Book of Mahjong, 2018.
  4. ^ Parlett (2008), pp. 287-291, 295-296.

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