Ten cards are dealt to each player to begin a game of Phase 10. It is played by 2 to 6 players, and the object of the game is to be the first player to complete the 10 phases of the game.
The Phase 10 card deck consists of 108 cards: a set numbered one through 12 of red, green, yellow and orange cards; four skip cards; and eight wild cards. Each phase requires a different combination of sets (cards that have the same numerical value) and runs (cards that are in numerical order). Depending on the rules for the phase, the cards in the sets and runs may be any color or all one color.