What does Deadwood mean? Paulo P. June 04, 2021 08:15 Updated Follow Any remaining cards from your hand which are not part of a valid combination ( set or run ) are called deadwood. click for customer support Related articles What are the Sets & the Runs? What is the valid run? How is the game scored? How many cards do each players have for playing? Is there any extra bonus/punishment for Undercut? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.