If you are new to Rummy, these tips on how to play rummy will be very helpful. Firstly, the game is played with 2 deck of cards where 13 cards are distributed to each player. Secondly, you can play with 2 to 6 players. Thirdly, it's all about making sequences and sets. So far so good? Let's get deeper into how to play rummy.
Here are a few more pointers 1) The dealer is chosen at random at the beginning, and then each player takes turn to deal the cards 2) Once the cards a dealt, a random card is selected from the deck that is called the joker. A joker can be used as a substitute for any other card 3) To finish or declare this card game, you must have atleast 2 sequences (of which one has to be pure) and remaining cards can be arranged as sets
Before we dive into these simple details, take a look at the quick introduction video on how to play rummy so you can get a clear idea of what these terms mean
You can pick and choose
Below are the 3 formats of the card game Rummy along with videos on how to play rummy - Points, Pool and Deals Rummy. Check out the videos, pick your favourite, and start playing.
How to play Deals Rummy
How to play Points Rummy
How to play Pool Rummy
Basic Know-How's of Rummy
Players & Deck
Card Ranks & Values
Draw & Discard cards
A player on his/her turn picks a card from closed deck or the top of the discarded pile & discard one card from his/her cards. Now that you know how to play Rummy, let us dig down further into the minute Rules of Rummy.
Rummy Tips & Tricks
If the closed deck is exhausted & the player does not want to draw from the discard pile than it is turned over without shuffling and used as Stock Pile.
Importance of Joker
One card from the rest of the deck is the Joker. It is randomly selected & that card becomes the Joker for that game. If you get a Joker, use it at the right time of the game & it makes sense to hold it till that time. If used effectively, there is no card as powerful as 'The Joker' in Rummy. The Joker is allowed to be used in place of any card when a set is being formed, so it is very important how you use the Joker in a game of Rummy.
Sets & Sequence
Now that you have learned the basics of how to play Rummy its time to learn how to finish or win a game of Rummy. In order to win the game, player needs to call for a Show. In case of 13 cards Rummy, the player needs to have 14 cards out of which (s)he closes one card before calling for a Show. After the player calls for a show, (s)he needs to combine the remaining 13 cards in hand into sets & needs to get them validated from the other players. If it meets the criteria than the player who has called for Show would win the game.
If the stock pile is run out of cards & the next player does not opt to take any card from the discarded pile then the discarded is turned over & the play continues.
The game would finish when either of the players win an individual hand which is possible either by melding i.e. formation of sequence or set or laying off or discarding the cards.
So, we have touched upon all the important points like How to Play Rummy, Basic rules of Rummy etc. With more & more practice you can definitely become a Pro in the game of Indian Rummy.
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