Rummy is a popular card game played with sets of playing cards. This is one of the most popular card game under the category of draw and discard games in India. Among this discard & draw game, Indian 13 card rummy game is most played game across India. The basic objective in every rummy game is to improve your hand by dealing sets of cards and forming a particular sequence or set adhering to certain rules of the game. It is purely a skill-based game and the only luck factor involved is the cards that you are dealt in random at the beginning. A skilled player can easily improve the hand by discarding the cards that are unlikely to be helpful and picking up the favourable cards.
Always keep in mind that you are playing rummy to arrange the cards in sequences first. Sequence is thumb rule of the game. You need to arrange at least two sequences, out of which one has to be a pure sequence. The other remaining cards can be arranged in valid sequences and/or sets in a rummy game. Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how to play Indian Rummy game:
Here are the basic rummy rules to help you understand the 13 card game easier.
A Sequence/Run consists of 3 or more cards of same suit and is in consecutive order. The valid order is A-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K-A. Thus with ace you can form the run A♦ - 2♦ - 3♦ or Q♣ - K♣ - A♣ but you cannot form K♣ - A♣ - 2♣.
Examples of valid Sequence/Runs are: consecutive cards of the same suit.
These are pure or straight or natural sequence (sequence without a joker).
Two sequences is compulsory but you can use joker for one sequence. A sequence can also use a joker as substitute for any missing card. Such a sequence is non pure sequence.
Examples of non pure runs are
7♠ - 5♠ - joker - 9♠, and 2♦ - 3♦ - joker - 5♦.
The three cards of same rank and same suit are treated as Set.
Check out the examples of invalid sets and learn how to play rummy card game in the right way:
How to Play Rummy with Jokers
Two types of jokers are used in rummy. They serve special roles that can help you to win a rummy game: Wild Joker: When a rummy game begins, a wild joker is selected randomly from the closed deck that can be used in place of any missing card.
Printed Joker (J): Printed jokers also play the same role in rummy games. If you get printed jokers in your hand, you can use them to replace any missing cards to form sets and sequences. You go through the examples below for better understanding.
Types of Sequences:
Now, you know that a sequence is group of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit. You should also know that there are two types of sequences that are used in 13 card rummy games. Learn how to play rummy card game with pure and impure sequences:
Pure Sequence: A pure sequence is group of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit that is formed without any joker. View the examples below to learn how to play rummy with pure sequences:
Impure Sequence: An impure sequence is group of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit with one or more jokers. Check out the examples to learn how to play rummy with impure sequences:
Rummy is called as one of the most popular card game of picks and discards. Therefore, picking and discarding cards is one of the main aspects in learning how to play rummy card game:
When you have arranged all the cards in your hand into proper sequences and/or sets, including one pure sequence, you need to declare the game by discarding one of the cards to the Finish Slot. After you have declared the rummy game, you need to arrange your cards into proper sequences and/or sets to show them to your opponents and wait for them to show their hands.
View the examples below to learn how to play rummy game and make valid declaration:
Maximum Limit of Points In 13 card game rummy, a player can get a maximum of 80 points irrespective of the number of high value cards in his/her hand.
Wrong Declaration: If a player has declared without completing the objective or without forming correct sequences and/or sets, he/she will be penalized with 80 points.
Consecutive Misses: If a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she gets a middle drop and is automatically dropped out of the rummy game.
Losing Players with a Valid Hand: Players who declare second with a valid hand get 2 points. So, if you win a game against players who also have a valid hand, the losing players with valid hands get two points.
Leave Table: You will get a Middle Drop of 40 points if you leave the table after drawing a card from the Closed Deck. However, if you leave or drop without seeing the card, you will get the First drop.
Winning Points: The winner gets zero points
Losing Points: The loser/losers get total points based on their card values.
This game is played on the basis of a fixed number of deals. The number of games will depend on the number of deals in the Rummy game. Once the fixed number of deals is over, the game is finished. RUMMYDEN offers two options for Deals Rummy Games:
Winnings = (Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) – RummyDen fees.
Points Rummy is the fastest form of Rummy. Each game lasts for 1 deal only. 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.
Winnings = (Sum of all points that opponents get X Rupee value of the point) – RummyDen Fees.
This game is a quick variant of Indian Online Rummy where each game is complete in itself and is played with points having a pre-determined value. Once the game is over and the points are settled, you have the option to leave the game or continue.
Simple, basic and very easy to understand, this variant is the foundation of 13 cards rummy games. Once you learn the rules of this game, you will be able to play all the variants. RummyDen offers two options for Pool Rummy Games:
A type of online rummy games that includes element of elimination; the game continues until all players are eliminated. A player is eliminated when the total points reach 101 and the player who survives till the end is declared as the winner.
A type of online rummy games which is similar to 101 Pool Rummy; players are eliminated when they reach 201 points. The player who makes it till the end without accumulating 201 points wins the game.
(Entry Fee) X (Number of Players) - RummyDen Fees = Winning Amount.
In a pool game, players who are eliminated from the game are allowed to join the game back if the highest score among the players that are not eliminated is less than or equal to 79 points in a 101 pool game and 174 points in a 201 pool game. You will be able to rejoin ONLY after elimination, but before the next deal starts.
Yes. Every time you rejoin a pool game your account will be deducted by an amount that is equal to the Entry Fee of the game.
When you rejoin a game, your starting score will be 1 point above the highest score among the players that are not eliminated. E.g. If three players that are not eliminated have scores of 72 points, 45 points & 56 points respectively in a 101 pool game then you’re starting score will be 73 points after rejoin.
.As long as you meet the following conditions, you will be able to rejoin the game any number of times:
When you get eliminated from the game and you are eligible to rejoin the game, you will get a rejoin window. This window will show you the amount that will be deducted from your account and the starting score after you rejoin. To rejoin the game simply click on Ok button within the allotted time for rejoin.