Rule variations

The rule of Ready – Obligatory Ready declaration

In certain rules (e.g., in British Official and Nordic rules) the players are required to declare that they need only one tile to complete the hand and go out. This causes other players to be more careful in their choice of discards, especially if the rules dictate that the discarder of the winning tile pays for all losers.

To enable the obligatory Ready declaration:
  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. From the Rule Presets list, choose a customized rule preset.
  3. Choose Obligatory on the drop down list at the top of the page.
  4. Specify whether the declaration should be validated when it is made. If the declaration is validated, in cannot be used for bluffing (but no penalties are applied for a faulty declaration).

Note: Normally a player cannot declare Ready and Out on the same turn, but if a player has a complete hand already at the start of the deal (before making his first discard and before having melded any sets), this is allowed.

Declaring Ready

Related topics:
Voluntary Ready declaration
Ready on original hand
Ready on first turn