The History of Mose

Mose is not my game — it was taught to me from a friend, who learned it from a friend, who learned it from a friend, etc. I created this site because I haven't been able to find any mention of this great game anywhere else. As far as I can tell, it's a variation of a Rummy game.

The rules documented here are not the same as the rules I originally learned. The original rules caused constant disagreements and arguments over who played what, where and especially when. After awhile this grows quite tiresome (and doesn't contribute to the enjoyment of the game).

So, over the course of a few months and thousands of rounds dealt among a few friends, the rules were evolved to a point where the game is still as action-packed as it originally was, but with most arguments removed.


The following people were influential in helping get the game to where it is today:

The Original Rules

For those interested in playing the game as I originally learned it (complete with arguments, disagreements and general bickering), these variations should get you there. Consider yourself warned…

More Card Games

Before making this site, I tried to find any other mention of this game on the web. I found nothing! However, I did come across a great site documenting all kinds of card games. Go to for more card games than you ever knew existed.