Alcatraz Island is home to one of the most formidable federal prisons ever conceived. In its history, no one was ever acknowledged as having escaped from the prison. As guards, it's your job to foil escape attempts by gathering information on plans and capturing the ringleaders.
Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz, game #5 in the "Mystery Rummy" series from Mike Fitzgerald, consists of 129 cards in two decks: the Plans Deck of 84 escape plan cards and 14 escapee cards, and the Action Deck of 31 action cards. The goal of the game is to earn points by helping foil escape plans. Players gather information by melding matching plan cards or playing off an existing plan. When players collect eight matching plan cards and identify the plan's mastermind, they can foil the escape plan, capture the culprit, and score points.
The first player to reach 100 or more points at the end of a round wins.