Rummy Games – A Game of 13 Card Rummy

rummy gamesRummy Games is one of the most popular cards games in the Indian sub-continent, which is played by millions of people of all ages. The common names of rummy games in India are ‘Paplu’, ‘Indian Rummy’ and ’13 Cards Rummy.’ Many card game theorists believe that rummy games in India have evolved from “Celeb Rummy”, a form of rummy games in South Asia, for having similar game rules.

Rummy games are quite easy to play; you need to have standard decks of 52 cards to play with your friends or join any rummy site to play it online. Rummy games come under the category of cards games of picks and discards. 13 cards are dealt to each player and you need to arrange all the cards in sequences and sets.

A sequence in rummy games is a group of three or more consecutive cards in the same suit while a set is a group of three or four cards that are of the same rank but belonging to different suits. Jokers also play an important role in rummy games; they can replace any card to form sets or sequences.

Rummy games are played between two to six players. A wild joker is selected at the beginning of the game and 13 cards are dealt to each player. After the cards are dealt, the first card from the deck is placed face up to form the open deck and the remaining cards are placed face down as the closed deck. Players need to pick one card from the open or closed deck and discard one of the hand cards on the open deck. This process goes on till all the cards are arranged in valid sequences and/or sets.

In order to win in rummy games, players need to form at least two sequences, where one has to be without jokers, and all other remaining cards has to be arranged in valid sequences and/or sets. When one finishes the objective of the game, he/she has to discard one of the cards on the finish slot to declare the game.

Points in rummy games are calculated on the basis of points carried by the hand cards. The winner gets zero points and the losing players’ hands are calculated to assess the point values. All the face cards, like Kings, Queens, Jacks and Kings, have ten points. The numbered cards have points according to their face value and Jokers in rummy games have zero points. The maximum points that a player can get in rummy games is 80 points and there are different points allocated for first and middle drops.

So, as you have seen that rummy games are quite easy to play. However, rummy games are considered as games of skills; you need to master smart strategies in order to dominate others. Visit any rummy site and play rummy online to find out more about this interesting game of skills.