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.
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.
In a game, Jokers are mainly of 2 types:
A series of 3 or more cards of the same suit in order
A sequence that contains a joker.
A series of 3 or more cards of the same rank.
A set that contains a joker
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)|
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
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)
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
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
If the show includes Pure Life, Second Life, and/or valid Life/Sets, then the score is 0.
|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|
Disclaimer: This game involves an element of financial risk and may be addictive. Please play responsibly at your own risk.