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What is the standard rule for running 12-1?

Here is my opinion. 1) I have never seen it played where 11, 12, 1, 2 was allowed. The official printed rules say... RUNS: A run is made of four or more cards numbered in order. EXAMPLE: Part of ...
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In Phase 10, can you draw any card from the discard pile or just the top card?

You can only draw the top of the discard pile. From the rules: On your turn, draw one card, either the top card from the draw pile or the top card from the discard pile, and add it to your hand. ...
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Player draws a card before the previous player discarded

This isn't going to be covered by the rules of any game. In all games players make mistakes, this is not the same as cheating, its simple human error and everyone does it at some point. In all games ...
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Trying to remember card game I played a few years back

This looks like Skip-Bo or Spite and Malice: Each player is dealt a stockpile of 30 cards. The winner will be whoever manages to empty their stockpile first. Cards are played onto four shared ...
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In Phase 10, can you play out your hand before all players has played a turn?

Short answer: Yes. Explanation: This is one of the main tactics in Phase 10. It is used to surprise the other players so they don't make their phases and only you move on to the next Phase in the ...
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In Phase 10, can you play out your hand before all players has played a turn?

Yes, of course it is. There's no rule limiting when you can go out. Play your phase, empty your hand, round over. Nice hand, BTW.
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Phase 10, no card to discard to end the turn

If you don't have a discard during the game, it means you have played all of your cards, so the round ends. You can end the round either by discarding your final card, or by playing all cards in your ...
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In Phase 10, can Wild Cards be discarded?

Assuming you mean as your normal discard on your turn, yes. From the rules: End your turn by discarding any one of your cards onto the top of the discard pile. For clarity, if you by "about to go ...
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In Phase 10, what happens when a skip card is played by the only person who hasn't been skipped yet?

It is not possible to have all the other players under pending skips when you take your turn. Someone may have been skipped (and are no longer under a pending skip) and can therefore be skipped again, ...
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Phase 10 Going Out - Do you keep picking up?

Before making your phase, your turn structure is like this: You MUST draw a card from the deck or discard pile. You MAY make your phase and put it on the table. You MUST discard a card onto the ...
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Skip card - Phase 10

Yes. The skip card does not have any special rules about when it can be played; you discard it the same way you play any other card; and it does something special when you do. On your turn, draw one ...
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If the person to my right plays a Skip card, can I still pick the top card off the discard pile?

No you cannot. From the rules: Skip Card – This card enables you to force someone to skip or lose a turn for that particular rotation/round. Once you discard or play it down, you can choose anyone ...
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Can you pick up from the discard pile and hit in Phase 10?

Yes, you may do that, based on the rules, here's what's relevant: Hitting: Hitting is the way to get rid of leftover cards after making a Phase. You make a hit by putting a card directly on a Phase ...
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Winning the round before all players have had a turn in Phase 10

There is nothing in the rules about this. Yes, a round could end before a player gets a chance to play. This isn't really any less fair than anytime a player other than the last in turn order ends up ...
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In Phase 10, what happens when a skip card is played by the only person who hasn't been skipped yet?

You may be misunderstanding the once per round restriction. From the rules: When someone is skipped, a “round” is once around the table. So a “round” is not a hand; which ends when a player goes out....
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Phase 10 - After laying down a phase, do you still draw a card on your turn?

You still must draw like normal; the only way to reduce your hand size is to hit on existing phases. From the rules about taking your turn: On your turn, draw one card, either the top card from the ...
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Discarding before laying down a hand

This sounds more like a question of sportsmanship and the play-style of people you choose to play with rather than an actual rules question. Yes, discarding is the last thing you do on your turn; when ...
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Phase 10 not enough cards after skip card

You seem to be under the incorrect assumption that you don’t draw a card on turns that you play a skip card. It doesn’t work that way; you start every turn by drawing a card. So in your example, ...
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When playing Phase 10 with 2 or more players, how do we conclude the hand?

Score is used when more than 1 player completes Phase 10 in the same hand. Completing a phase doesn't end the hand immediately; a player must go out by getting rid of all his or her cards. So a second ...
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In Phase 10, can a Skip card be played in the first round of a hand?

There is no such restriction. From the rules: The player ends the turn by discarding one card of choice onto the discard pile. And SKIP CARDS: When discarded, a "Skip " card causes another ...
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What happens if I go past Phase 10 in Phase 10 Twist?

The rules cover this, under the "If you land on the PHASE 10 Space..." section: You may skip over the 10th Phase space by earning a 2 or 3-space move from one of the two preceding spaces. So you ...
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Phase 10 how to play on after completing 5 and 3

TLDR Based on the wording of the rules you won... So the rules say that a player is the winner if: THE WINNER: The first player to complete Phase 10 at the end of a hand is the winner. If two ...
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Phase 10 - Do I have to lay down as soon as I have the cards?

No you are not need to go down if you have your phase in your hand. Taken from the rules: MAKING A PHASE: If, during your turn, you are able to make a Phase with the cards in your hand, lay the ...
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Can you add the same hit as someone else?

You were correct There's two key phrases in the Hit rule to support this, You make a hit by putting a card directly on a Phase already laid down. The card must properly fit with the cards already ...
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Phase 10 - acquiring cards after completing a phase

Yes, they keep drawing A player still does all the steps of a turn, regardless of whether or not they have completed their phase (i.e. Draw, lay down a phase if they haven't already and can, ...
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Phase 10 discard pile

Yes. You draw the card, put it into your hand, and then discard any card from your hand (which may be the card you just drew).
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Can a player return a card to discard pile if they are still touching it?

TL;DR : They are technically breaking the rules but you should allow it as it doesn't affect the game. Looking at the rules here it says :- Draw a card from either the Draw Pile or the Discard ...
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Phase 10 skip card

From the rules (found here): A player may only be skipped once per round. If player one skips player two, then player two can not be skipped until player one plays again. So if you are player one, ...
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Phase 10 “Skip” Card

According to the rules at wikipedia, the Skip card is placed in the discard, not in front of the skipped player. Those rules also prohibit the drawing of a skip card from the discard pile. (So: no, ...
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Can a wild card be used as a skip card?

Following the rules as written a Wild Card may only be used in place of any number card, or as any color. So without any rules variations you cannot use a Wild card as a Skip. There is however a ...
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