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Rules of a Rummy game are simple: 

  • You need to arrange 13 cards to form at least 2 sequences, out of which one has to be a pure sequence. 
  • The remaining cards should be arranged in valid sequences and/or sets.

Number of Cards & Players!

Indian Rummy card game is played by 2 to 6 players with multiple decks

At the beginning of every game/deal, 13 cards are dealt to each player. A random card is selected as a wild Joker (in this case Ace of Spades) for the game.

Cards are dealt completely randomly. Rummy is a game of skill rather than a game of luck.

Toss | Cut for seat

A toss determines which player will play first. At the start of the game, each player is dealt a card. The player with the highest card is the winner of the toss and makes the first move. 

PS – In this case Rohit Reddy won the toss and will start the game

Valid Rummy Show

Well, like all games, your ultimate objective in rummy is to win! Your goal is to declare your cards into valid combinations.

A valid show consists of (1) Pure Life (2) Second Life (3) Cards left arranged as Life and/or Sets

  • Pure Life: Pure Life will be Pure Sequence without Joker

‘Don’t Underestimate the Power of Joker’😎

Valid Sequence: Second life can be Sequence with Joker (Impure Life) or without Joker (Pure second Life)

  • One or more Life/Set: Card either as Life or sets. Sets are a group of 3 or 4 cards with the same rank but different suits. Sets can contain Jokers.

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How to Win in Rummy

Rummy players are made not by the cards they are holding, but the skill they choose to play.

When you have arranged all the cards in proper sequences and/or sets, including one pure sequence, you need to declare the game by discarding one of your cards to the Declare Here.

Valid Declaration

Above is a valid declaration as it meets the objective of the game.

  • All 13 cards are arranged in valid sequences and sets.
  • It has a minimum of two sequences: A❤️, 2❤️, 3❤️, 4❤️ (pure sequence) and 5♣️, 6♣️, Joker (sequence). The hand has at least two sequences, out of which one is a pure sequence. The other cards are arranged in sets.

‘When Luck Joins the Game, Cleverness Scores Double’😊

Score Calculation

Score is the indicator of how much you will lose, when the other player declares

Cards Score

  • Jack, Queen, King and Ace bear 10 points each.
  • Other cards have the same points as the card number

Drop Score

  • Initial Drop: A player loses 10 points if he/she drops out of the game on his/her very first turn without picking a card from the Open Deck.
  • Middle Drop: If a player drops out of the game any time after his/her first turn, he/she loses 30 points.
  • Consecutive Misses: If a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she gets a middle drop and is automatically dropped out of the game.This is to protect you from the full loss of 80
  • Leaving the Table: You will get a Middle Drop of 30 points if you leave the table after picking a card6

Winning Hand

    • Game is finished when a player makes the first valid show on the table. All other players on the table need to submit their cards in the best possible groups to minimize score.
    • By the time you have a valid combination, your score 0.
    • Even if your score is 0. If at this point your opponent declares, you still lose 2 points. 

 

  • Winning Hand makes you win the sum of scores of the losing players.

 

Losing Hand

  • Maximum points a player can lose in a game are 80 points
  • Loss Protection: If you make one pure sequence then your score starts reducing from 80 points. Say you have a sequence(3 card) and rest 10 cards a
  • Wrong Declaration: If a player declares the hand without completing the objective or without forming correct sequences and/or sets, he/she is penalized with 80 points. One wrong declaration and you lose full 80 points!🤞

Example of Invalid/Wrong Declaration

Example #1: Invalid Set

A set is a group of three or four cards of the same face value but different suits. Here, 8?-8?-8?-8? is an invalid set as there are two cards of the same suit, 8?, in the group.

Example #2: Declaring Without a Sequence

There are no sequences in this example. In order to make a valid declaration, there have to be at least two sequences, out of which one has to be a pure sequence.

Example #3: Declaring Without Two Sequences

There is only one sequence in this example. In order to make a valid declaration, there has to be at least one pure sequence (without any Joker) and another sequence (with or without a Joker). Here, there is only one sequence, so it is an invalid declaration.

Example #4: Declaring Without a Pure Sequence

There is no pure sequence in this example. In order to make a valid declaration, there has to be at least one pure sequence (without any Joker) and another sequence (with or without a Joker). Since there is no pure sequence in this example, it’s an invalid declaration. Remember these examples to understand how to play a rummy card game without making an invalid declaration

“Rummy players are made not by the cards they are holding, but the skill they choose to play” Play Wisely!

What is different in Pool Rummy?

Pool Rummy is one of the most engaging variation of rummy and is loved by all rummy players. It has very simple rules and Magic Rummy has 3 variations in Pool Rummy:

  • Pool 51 (Rummy ka T20)
  • Pool 101
  • Pool 201

Pool 51 (Rummy ka T20)

  • Player gets eliminated once he or she reaches maximum score points of 51
  • Drop Point: In Pool 51 rummy first drop is 10 points and middle drop is 30 points
  • Rejoin: If you get eliminated, you can re-enter the same game. But all the available players on the table should be on the less than 35 points.
  • Manual split: Splitting the prize option in pool 51 is not available
  • Re-join Point: Once you get eliminated from the table and rejoin you will be join with +1 point from the highest point player on the table.

101 Pool Rummy

  • Player gets eliminated once he or she reaches maximum score points of 101
  • Drop Point: In Pool 101 rummy first drop is 20 points and middle drop is 40 points
  • Rejoin: If you get eliminated, you can re-enter the same game. But all the available players on the table should be on the less than 79 points.
  • Manual split:
    • The Manual Split option will work when only two/three players are left at the tables which initially started off with three or more players and the difference in the number of drops possible for both the players should not be greater than 2.
    • If the two/three players agree to the optional split, the prize would be split between two of them according to their number of drops available in the game and the balances will be correspondingly updated.
    • Manual Split request can be given if all the players points >=71 in 101 pool rummy.
  • Re-join Point: Once you get eliminated from the table and rejoin you will be join with +1 point from the highest point player on the table.

201 Pool Rummy

  • Player gets eliminated once he or she reaches maximum score points of 201
  • Drop Point: In Pool 201 rummy first drop is 25 points and middle drop is 50 points
  • Rejoin: If you get eliminated, you can re-enter the same game. But all the available players on the table should be on the less than 174 points.
  • Manual split:
    • The Manual Split option will work when only two/three players are left at the tables which initially started off with three or more players and the difference in the number of drops possible for both the players should not be greater than 2.
    • If the two/three players agree to the optional split, the prize would be split between two of them according to their number of drops available in the game and the balances will be correspondingly updated.
    • Manual Split request can be given if all the players points >=151 in 201 pool rummy.
  • Re-join Point: Once you get eliminated from the table and rejoin you will be join with +1 point from the highest point player on the table.

What is Deal Rummy?

Deal Rummy is one the competitive and engaging variation in Rummy where you play for a fixed number of deals. Deal Rummy can be played between 2 to 6 players and rules for same avery simple and mentioned below:

  • You choose between best of 2 or best of 3 to 6 deals
    • Choosing options 3 to 6 deals can have players between 3 to 6 in any game
  • The number of deals played in a game will be as indicated:
    • For example: For 2 players game there would be 2 deals
    • For 3 players game there would be 3 deals
    • For 4 and 5 players games there would be 5 deals and
    • For 6 players game 6 deals would be played
  • At the start of every game, player will have points according to the number of deals played between the players on table
    • For Example: On 2 players table every player will have initial (2×80)=160 points, on 3 players table (3×80)=240 points and so on.
  • At the end of every deal, the winner will win points from loosing players depending on their score.
  • At the end of game, the player with the highest points wins the game
  • In the 2 players or 2 deals game there would be NO Drop available.
  • In the 3 or more players game players can drop their hand for any deal.
    • Initial Drop: 20 Points 
    • Mid Drop: 40 Points
  • Tie Breaker: At the end of the last deal in any game, If 2 players having same number of points then a new round will be played as Tie Breaker between them to finalise the winner. Whosoever will win this round will be the winner  of the game. 

What is 2 Joker Rummy mode?

2 Joker Rummy mode is completely similar as 13 cards point rummy. Only difference in 2 joker mode is:

  • After each player has played 3 turns, a second will opened which can be used to make sequence or set.
  • In the 2 Joker mode you can only drop in your turn, not at the time of other players turn

How to play 7 Patti Rummy?

7 Patti Rummy is one of the most fun and quick variations of rummy,  and just like other rummy formats, 7 card rummy is also a game of skill.

Quickly read these checkpoints and you are good to go:

  1. This mode is similar to 13 card point rummy. The only difference is that every player will get 7 hand cards max loss points can be 40 points.
  2. For a valid declaration, the player needs to have 1 pure seq(1st life) and the rest groups can be impure/set for valid declaration.  
  3. Initial Drop: 10 pts | Middle Drop: Allowed – But you will loose 40 points
  4. Game is concluded when a player makes the first valid show on the table.