The aim is, by drawing and discarding, to form your cards into spreads, which can be books of 3 or 4 equal ranked cards or runs of 3 or more cards in suit, or to dispose of your cards by adding them to existing spreads (Hitting). You win if you manage to get rid of all of your cards, or if you have the lowest value of unmatched cards when someone stops the play.
End of the play
The Game Play can end in 4 ways.
1. Someone gets rid of all their cards without a final discard
This may happen as a result of a player putting down a second spread or hitting existing spreads on three occasions. This is usually called a tonk, or the player is said to "tonk out". The winner is paid a double stake by each other player.
2. Someone runs out of cards by discarding their last card
The player with no cards wins and each of the other players pays the agreed basic stake to the winner. The winner is paid the basic stake by each other player.
3. Someone drops or goes down or knocks at the start of their turn.
In this case everyone exposes the cards that remain in their hands and adds up the values of the cards they held. If the player who dropped has the lowest point count, that player wins and is paid the basic stake by each of the other players. Else, if the player who dropped does not have the lowest count, the player who dropped must pay twice the basic stake to everyone who has an equal or lower count.
4. 49 or 50 points immediately after the deal. The winner is paid a double stake by each other player.
I would have gave it a whole five star but the computer starts cheating after learning how you play! Once you start getting into the 8 thousands; you will start losing mostly every hand and they automatically have a spread every game! That's cheating. The higher you get in the thousands, the more the computer cheats! Deleting!
Tonk is a gambling game. Like poker, if you aren't playing for money, you don't understand the beauty of the game! Being that the rules may vary regionally, I only have a few issues with this app. When I have played, the Ace is always low. Otherwise I love the app. It brings back many fond memories.
Ive never actually seen the rules for Tonk, but my only complaints would be if you drop and get caught its not a tie, you lose. Wagers have to be more than $500
The only problem is that the max bet is 500 I wanna bet whatever I want..please upgrade
Would be good if it did not dim the screen when asking if you want a card.
And the screen goes dark
I was loving the game but it keeps shutting down 2&3 hand so I have to uninstall it please please fix bugz in this game please
My favorite game great way to pass time
-wx sze so much see zone zzzz
I like it's a lil challenge
Playing the game
Earned laundry and beer money in college playing tonk...easy flow and simple game just like tonk...allow more than just 500 a wager (I have 26k) in wagers....
Wow the point of this game please somebody tell me
This game is too easy
Love its too easy
Im still used to not having 8,9,10 in the deck but its cool
It's a bit corny, and needs a complete overhaul. I Uninstalled it within 3 minutes.
Great card game