Tongits: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid


Tongits is a widely played card game in the Philippines that can be played online, at community centers, and in homes. It is relatively easy to learn, making it a great card game for people of all ages. All you have to do is strategize in creating sets of cards to win points, and you’re all set.

However, while you think you have perfectly strategized in playing the game, are you truly sure that you are playing the game properly and correctly? Because Tongits involve strategy, avoiding common mistakes that may negatively impact your chances of winning is critical.

And this article will go over some of the common mistakes that players should avoid. And with the word “common,” you might even be unaware that you’re unconsciously making these mistakes. Now, let’s take a look at these mistakes so you’ll know that these are jeopardizing your winning in Tongits:

Not Planning Ahead

Tongits is a game that requires a great deal of strategy. You must plan your moves to avoid discarding the necessary cards. Plan about the sets you want to create based on your current cards on hand. Moreover, think about the cards you need and assess the best sets that would make you win.

Disregarding The Cards’ Value

Tongits is not just about discarding cards and forming sets; you must also know that each card holds a specified value. You might be busy creating sets without realizing that the cards you’re keeping are of low value.


Therefore, it’s essential to understand the point values per card first because some cards are worth more points than others. Then, it can help you make better decisions when forming sets.

Overvaluing Individual Cards

Alternatively, you might be overvaluing individual cards because you know that certain cards have high values. However, when all else fails, and it is probably not the best round since you’re dealt low-value cards, you should learn how to play smart with low-value cards. Stop holding onto individual cards for too long if they don’t fit into potential combinations; remember that Tongits is about creating sets. Do what you think will make your cards work.

Being Predictable

Like with any game, you should avoid being predictable in your gameplay. It is crucial for your opponents not to be familiar with the strategies and how you play the game. Because if that happens, they may change how they play to counter it. So keep your moves varied so you can remain unpredictable and mysterious about your next moves.

Ignoring The Moves of Other Players

As Tongits is a game of strategy, you need to pay attention to the cards the other players discard. Paying attention to this would help you know which cards are unnecessary for them to create sets.


Alternatively, it would provide insights into the potential sets they are creating based on what cards they are not discarding. By noticing these, you may make informed decisions about which cards to keep or discard because, of course, you wouldn’t want to discard cards you know they need to win the game.

Wrapping Up

Remember to be mindful of these common mistakes to increase your chances of winning in Tongits. Further, it can help you in improving your overall gameplay in Tongits. Just keep in mind that tongits is a game of strategy; thus, you have to be conscious of how you and your players strategize on the game. That way, you can up your game and get ahead of them.