In the May issue of Living, I shared my favorite food, drinks, and games for hosting a game night. A lot of readers were curious about the gozo card game I learned from Martha. I thought I'd share the rules so you can play it at your own game night.
This two-deck game is similar to rummy. It’s played with two decks of cards and no jokers.
The dealer deals ten cards to each player. The dealer starts.
Each player needs to put down three cards, either in a progression of the same suit or three of a kind. This is called melding. The ace can function as either high or low. If you cannot put anything down, you can pick up additional cards -- up to five -- from the remaining cards of the combined decks.
Each player must meld (put down three cards) once before adding any cards to another players' meld. Once you put down cards, you cannot pick up. The first player to put down all their cards wins.