# Points Rummy Format

## What is Points Rummy?

In Points Rummy, players play for points which have a pre-decided rupee-value. One winner wins all the cash at the end of each game in rummy.

Winnings =(Sum of all points that opponents get) X (Rupee value of the point) - RummyCircle fees.

## How is Points Rummy Played on RummyCircle?

**Points Rummy on RummyCircle.com is a 2 to 6 player game played typically with 2 packs of 53 cards each (including one printed joker per pack).**

- Players play for points which have a pre-decided rupee value.
- Each player must bring a minimum amount to the table.
- A toss will decide which player makes the first move.
- Each player is dealt a set of 13 cards randomly.
- First card from the pack is placed in the open deck indicating that the game has started.
- Remaining cards are placed face-down in the closed deck slot.
- A joker card is randomly selected at the beginning of each game.
- Printed Joker: In case a printed joker is selected as joker for a game, then players can also use Ace card of any suit as a joker in their sets and / or sequences.
- Objective : Arrange all 13 cards in-hand in sequences and/or sets.
- Each player takes turns to pick/discard a card from closed/open deck to complete sets and/or sequences.
- You can use one or more joker to complete your sets and/or sequences.
- You can move a card to the finish slot to declare your sets and sequences.
- To declare the player must show the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on 'Declare' button.
- Compulsory: To finish the game, you must declare at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence.
- Caution: You cannot use the same card twice in a set for instance 7 ♠ 7 ♠ 7 ♥ is not a valid set.

## How is the Scoring Done in Points Rummy?

**Deciding the winner :**

The first player to finish after meeting the game objective wins. The winner gets 0 points.
- If
**one or more players drop**the game in their first move, they get 20 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges. - If
**one or more players drop**the game after their first move, they get 40 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges. - If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner.

**Points calculation for the player who loses:**

Each card carries a certain number of points. The losing player gets points equal to his/her hand score which is computed as follows :

- J, Q, K, A of any suit carry 10 points each.
- All other numbered cards carry the same points as their face value e.g. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.
- Joker cards carry zero points.
- At the end of the game, a losing player's hand score is computed by adding points for cards that are not grouped as sets/sequences with the following exceptions.
- If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted.
- If the losing player does not have two sequences, but has a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is
**not counted**.

- A player can get a maximum of 80 points. For instance, if a player's hand score is 85 he/she will still get only 80 points. But if a player's hand score is 75, he/she will get 75 points.
**Deal Show:**If the losing player has not had his first turn before the opponent has made a validdeclaration, then :- The losing player gets points equal to half of his/her hand score. For example, if the hand score for a losing player is 30 points, then the player gets 15 points as his score.
- The minimum points a losing player can get in this case is 2 (for scores 2, 3, 4, & 5).
- The maximum points for a losing player in this case is 40 (for scores 80 or more).

**Special case :**If a player misses 3 consecutive turns, he/she is dropped automatically from the game. This means that this player gets a middle drop score of 40 points.

## What are the Maximum Points a Player Can Get?

A player can get a maximum of 80 points. This means that irrespective of the player holding higher value cards, the points are capped at 80.

Anything below 80 is awarded as is.

## How are the Winnings Calculated in Points Rummy?

One winner wins all the Cash at the end of each game as follows:

Winnings =(Sum of points of all opponents) X (Rupee-value of the point) - RummyCircle Fees

**E.g.:** 5 players play a 'r 2 / Point' Rummy game. Player 5 declares and the other four players lose with 10, 20, 30 and 40 points respectively. The winner's Cash Prize will be calculated as 2 x (10 + 20 + 30 + 40) = r 200. This will be credited to the winner's RummyCircle account after deduction of the RummyCircle Fee.

## How Does the Drop Option Work?

- Each player gets an option to drop the game in their turn, throughout the game duration.
- To avail the Drop option, the player must not have picked a card from open/closed deck in that turn.
**First Drop -**If a player drops the game in their very first turn, he/she gets 20 points.**Middle Drop -**If a player drops the game in a turn other than the first, he/she gets 40 points.- Special case: If a player misses 3 consecutive turns, he/she is dropped automatically from the game. This means that this player gets a middle drop score.
- Disconnection Scenario: On game table, under 'Options' >> 'Game Play Option', you can specify what should happen on the game table in case you get disconnected. You can choose to get dropped after 3 missed moves or you can remain on game table till you get reconnected.