Phase 10 is quite a popular card game played with two to six players. While the game looks a bit similar to Uno, the cards and scoring system are very different.
- There are 108 cards in Phase 10, from 1 to 12.
- In addition, there are special cards – Wild cards and Skip cards.
- Cards come in four colors – red, blue, green & yellow.
- Each number has two cards in each color, so there are 24 cards in each color.
- You use Wild cards as a substitute for any number or color card and Skip cards to make your opponent skip the following round.
Phase 10 has 108 cards in a deck. There are 96 number cards (1 to 12). There are four color cards – Red, Blue, Green & Yellow, and each color has 24 cards. Additionally, there are two cards for each value, along with 8 Wild cards and 4 Skip cards. Wild cards and Skip cards are special and play an important role in making or losing you win.
Here is an in-depth guide on Phase 10 cards, their values, and how to use them wisely in the game. Curious to know the secrets? Keep reading further.
How Many Cards Are In A Phase 10 Masters Deck?
A full deck of Phase 10 has 108 cards. The number cards have a specific value, and so do the special cards.
Each number or value (1 to 12) has two cards in each of the four colors. For example, number 1 has two cards in all colors – red, green, blue, and yellow. So ultimately, there are 24 cards in each color.
Phase 10 has two special cards- Wild and Skip. There are 8 Wild cards and 4 Skip cards in the deck.
As per the rules of Phase 10, you can use a Wild card as any number or color to complete a run or set. And you can use a Skip card to make your opponent skip or lose a turn or phase.
Now let’s see the Phase 10 card values –
- Cards 1 to 9 = 5 points
- Cards 10 to 12 = 10 points
- Skip cards = 15 points
- Wild cards = 25 points
And how do you do the scoring in Phase 10? In Phase 10, the winner scores the sum of card values remaining in the opposite player’s hand. For example, you lay all your cards first, and your opponent has two cards of 3 & 5 remaining, so your winning point will be ten as each card has 5 points.
And if your opponent still has a Wild or Skip card in their hand, your winning amount will be even higher as these cards have more value. This is the reason why, in Phase 10, the goal is to lay as many cards as possible so that even if you lose, your competitor does not get to earn lots of points.
What Are The Rules For Phase 10?
Playing phase 10 is pretty simple once you understand the card scores and combinations. You have to lay your cards in either set, runs, or sets of the same color.
A set of cards means a group of cards (3,3,3), a run of cards means cards in sequential order (1,2,3,4) and cards in the same color are pretty simple to understand. You have to lay cards of the same color.
The dealer will shuffle the cards and deal ten cards to each player. There are two piles – the draw pile and the discard pile. Usually, the game is started by the player sitting left to the dealer, and in the case of two players, the non-dealer starts the game.
The game begins with the first player drawing a card from either the draw pile or the discard pile. When you draw a card, you must discard one from your set of cards. Your goal is to complete that phase’s criteria before other players win the game. And the game continues like that. We have a more detailed guide on Phase 10 rules; read that to understand the rules better.
How Many Cards Do You Get In Phase 10 Twist?
Phase 10 Twist is a new version or the adapted version of Phase 10. While the old game prevails, the Twist version has a few new variations. Phase 10 has 112 cards, and there is a different board.
And the object of the game is to move around the board and be the first one to finish it. Additionally, there are 10 Twist cards and a Twist holder on the board.
The values of the numbered cards, Wild cards, and Skip cards are the same. The requirements of the 10 Phases are also the same as Phase 10.
More or less, Phase 10 Twist is not very different from Phase 10, with just a few additions. You’ll enjoy playing the game.
You Are Now Ready To Play Phase 10!
That’s everything you need to know about cards in Phase 10. The numbered cards have different values so do the Wild and Skip cards. Do remember the role of each card to play your game smartly.
Is there anything else you would like to know about Phase 10? Drop your queries in the comments!