TONGITS – the best card game with many diverse versions

1. What is Tongits?

Tongits Philippines is a 3 player rummy type of game that gained popularity in the 1990s. The game rules and the name can be associated, with Tonk. One of the card games in America. There’re many variants of this game these days giving online multiplayer, and easy to play with friends no matter where you are.

2. The objective of the game:

Players need to empty their hands of all cards or minimize the count and the scores of unmatched cards that are still on the player’s hand by forming card sets (melds).

Dumping cards and call fight.

The player who gets rid of all the cards or has the lowest total points at the end will win the game.

3. Tongits Rules:

Traditional Tongits online
Traditional Tongits online

Each player dealt 12 cards and 13 cards for the dealer, the rest of the cards are left as a central stack.

The game starts when the dealer dumps the first card.

The next person can either pick up the disposed of a card if that card makes a set or adds to a set he/she has already or get one from the central stacks.

Collect hand combinations and dump unnecessary cards.

The picking and discarding of cards go on until someone wins by Tong-its, call fight or the central stacks run out of cards.

If a player decided to fight/challenge, a player who got the highest points will win the game.


A variant of Tongits online
A variant of Tongits online, Fight/Challenge

Based on the same Rules. When Fight/Challenge player who wins the fight will receive Butasan points.


A variant of Tongits online
A variant of Tongits online, Fight/Challenge, add on 2 Joker cards

Still based on the same Rules. Add 2 Joker cards into the standard decks of 52 cards.


Joker Card can replace every card combined with other cards forming a card set (melds).

Value of Joker Card equal 0.

Can’t use Joker Card when having both Joker Cards in hand.


To experience Tongits with many variant gameplay, feel free to install Tongits CO, one of the best card game applications in the Philippines. Besides the traditional gameplay, Tongits CO also owns a lot of popular card games like Lucky 9, SabongCards, Pusoy, etc.

Tongits CO attracts players with many features, including exchanging real money, using referral codes to receive bonus chips, and more features are waiting for you in Tongits CO.

Let’s take a closer look at how to play a traditional card game.

Traditional game instructions

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