Phases may be played in any order at the choice of each individual player. Players announce what phase they are playing when they lay down their cards. They are then committed to that phase for the rest of the deal. A note must be kept of which phases each player has completed. No player is allowed to repeat a phase, so the players' options are reduced as the game progresses. To win you have to complete all 20 phases.. Upload failed. Please upload a file larger than 100x100 pixels; We are experiencing some problems, please try again. You can only upload files of type PNG, JPG, or JPEG.. 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..