If you like to play Phase 10, but hate the game taking a long time, try these alternative rules which makes the game go much quicker. On the score sheet, write down each player’s name and the numbers 1-10 for each player.. Phase 10 is a card game created in 1982 by Kenneth Johnson and sold by Mattel, which purchased the rights from Fundex Games in 2010. Phase 10 is based on a variant of rummy known as Liverpool rummy, and is a member of the contract rummy family.. My inlaws found and fell in love with Phase 10. It's an okay game but takes ages to complete and is too luck driven. So I'm looking for a simple to learn set collection card game. The first thing that came to mind was [thing=5782]Coloretto[/thing].. Phase 10, a card game created in 1982 and produced by Fundex Games, is a variation of the card game Rummy. You must play “phases” to lay your cards down and play cards on other people’s phases to lay down all your cards in a hand. The basic rules of Phase 10 are easy enough for most people to pick up quickly. Phase 10 decks are available in most retail stores or at game and toy stores.. 1. 7 Cards of one color and 3 Cards of any colors 2. 2 runs of 5 3. 1 run of 6 even numbered cards of one color + 1 set of 4 4. 3 sets of 3 5. 1 run of 4 of same color + 1 set of 4. Phase 10 Card Game Rules Phase 10 is Fundex card game designed for two to six players. Players compete to complete 10 sequential phases, with the first player completing “Phase 10” being the winner..