How To Play Rummy Card Games Online?

Rummy is an extremely popular card game played all over India. It is a game that is played by a minimum of two players and a maximum of six players using one or two standard card decks including two Jokers.

Rummy Rules:

In Rummy, there are 4 suits: Clubs(♣), Spades (♠), Diamonds(🔶), and Hearts(🧡). The cards in each suit rank from low to high, starting with Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King. Each player gets 13 cards that need to be arranged into valid sequences and sets. On each turn, players have to draw and discard cards from either of the two card decks: closed and open. To win the game, the one who first finished melding cards has to make a valid declaration.

In this card game, we have 3 face cards in each suit: Jack, Queen, and King. Ace can be used as a face card or as 1 while placing and grouping a show.

Jokers:

In a game, Jokers are mainly of 2 types:

  1. a) Wild Joker (changes with each round)
  2. b) Printed Joker

Types of card groups

Pure Sequence

A series of 3 or more cards of the same suit in order

Impure Sequence

A sequence that contains a joker.

Pure Set

A series of 3 or more cards of the same rank.

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Impure Set

A set that contains a joker

How Points Are Calculated?

Cards Values

High-value cards: Ace, King, Queen, Jack

10 Points Each

Joker and Wild Cards

0 Points Each

Other cards (Example: 7♣, 8♣, 9♣, 10♣)

Have point value same as their face value (Example: 7 points, 8 points, 9 points, and 10 points)

How to place a Valid Rummy Show?

Valid Rummy Show requires players to arrange 13 cards in sequences (life) and sets. A valid show consists of:

(1) First/Pure Life: It has to be Pure Sequence, i.e, without Joker.

(2) Second Life: It has to be a sequence, with Joker (Impure Sequence) or without Joker (Pure Sequence).

(3) One or more groups of Sequences/Sets: The remaining cards can be grouped as Pure or Impure Sets/Sequences.

Score Calculation Examples

  1. If the show is invalid (does not include a Pure Life), then the face value of all cards is added to calculate the score.

    7+10+10 + 10+2+6 + 8+10+10 + 6+10+10+10 = 80 (Maximum)

  2. If the show includes a Pure Life but no Second Life, then the face value of the remaining cards (if any), other than pure life cards, is added to calculate the score.

    0 + 10+2+6 + 8+10+4 + 6+10+10+4 = 70

  3. If the show includes Pure Life and Second Life but has no Set/Life, then the face of the remaining cards (if any), other than pure life and second life cards, is added to calculate the score.

    0 + 0 + 10+8+4 + 10+10+4 = 52

  4. If the show includes Pure Life, Second Life, and/or valid Life/Sets, then the score is 0.

    0

  5. The drop points mentioned in the table below are for 13 Cards Rummy Game
  6. Drop Points 101 Pool Rummy 201 Pool Rummy
    First drop (Before drawing a card) 20 25
    Middle drop (If a player has drawn a card) 40 50
  7. Point Calculation (When a player loses a game)
    1. In the 13 Card Game, a player cannot get more than 80 points. If a player gets a total of 90 points of the losing players' cards, then also he/she would get 80 points only.
    2. If a player makes all the required sequences/sets and makes a valid show however he/she is not the one who has declared that game, in that case, he/she would get 2 points.

Disclaimer: This game involves an element of financial risk and may be addictive. Please play responsibly at your own risk.