How to Play Rummy

Introduction to Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy is one of the most famous types of rummy games; especially in European countries. Gin Rummy is played by 2 players and each of the players receives 10 cards. It is saidthat Gin rummy evolved in the 18th century and was created to come up with a quicker and fast rummy game.

Gin Rummy Deck

Gin rummy is played with a standard single 52 cards deck or a single pack of cards. The cards in Gin rummy are ranked from low to high i.e. Ace to King; here ace is the smallest card and has the lowest point i.e. 1 point. Jack, Queen and King carry the highest points i.e. 10 points each. Rest of the number cards is worth their number value.

Gin Rummy Deal

In a typical Gin Rummy game, the first time the dealer is randomly selected and then the 2 Gin rummy players can deal alternatively. As mentioned above, every player is distributed 10 cards each and after the 20 cards are distributed, the next card that is the 21st card is kept face open and that becomes the open card and becomes the start of the discard pile of that particular gin rummy game.

The remaining cards are kept as face down and they form the draw pile of that gin rummy game.

Goal of a Gin Rummy Game

The goal of a Gin rummy game is to arrange the cards in sets and/or sequences. The second objective which can also be called as a Gin rummy trick is that one should aim that the unarranged cards have the lowest value. Below is the way how cards could be arranged in a gin rummy game:

  • A Gin Rummy sequence is formed by three consecutive cards of the same suit. For example: 4, 5, 6, or 8, 9, 10, J.
  • A Gin Rummy set is formed by three or four cards of the same number or same rank. For example: A Gin Rummy set is formed by three or four cards of the same number or same rank. For example: 7, 7, 7.

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