We used to play a card game with a mat on the table. We had to put chips in the kitty and also in 8 other piles on the mat.
Whoever won the hand got the kitty.
What's the name of this game?

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    We will likely need more information in order to identify this game.
    – Joe W
    Apr 24, 2018 at 13:51

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My best guess is Tripoley. The main pictures on Board Game Geek show a plastic version, but this image shows a version with a mat. There is a Kitty pile, and 8 other piles. Each hand has a Hearts phase, a Poker phase, and a Rummy phase.

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  • This was exactly my guess when I read it
    – mtaylor314
    Apr 24, 2018 at 17:48
  • We called it Rummy Royal, but same game (the BGG page lists it as an alternate name).
    – bwarner
    Apr 24, 2018 at 18:56

In a similar vein to Gregor, my best guess would be Rummoli.

Players of Rummoli commonly use a plastic mat (though nicer versions exist) that is separated into 8 sections with a kitty pile in the middle.

Play consists of a hand of cards being dealt to each of the 2-8 players, followed by a poker phase then a Rummoli phase. The First player to play all their cards in the Rummoli phase gets to take the kitty.

Rummoli Mat:
Rummoli Mat
Vintage Rummoli Box:
Vintage Box

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