13 Card Rummy

Rummy has been played in India for years. Rummy has an Indian version which is also called 13 card Indian rummy. It’s very common to see Indian families bond together to play 13 card games at festivals and other get-togethers. The game is very popular in family circles because of its intriguing gameplay. 13 card rummy is a game of skill wherein you play to arrange the hand cards into proper sets and sequences. The outcome of the game depends mostly on skill and some part of it as luck. The luck factor stops with the initial distribution of your cards. It is a game that demands attention and concentration.

Rummy rules 13 card

13 Card Rummy has below rules and concepts –

  • 1

    In 13 Card Rummy, each player is dealt with 13 Cards.

  • 2

    This game is played between 2 to 6 players.

  • 3

    This game has multiple variations including Points, Pool 101, Pool 201, Pool 61, 2 Deals, and 3 Deals.

  • 4

    At Playship you can play 13 Card Practice Rummy Games as well.

  • 5

    To win the 13 Card game you have to do a valid declaration which includes at least 2 sequences(1 has to be pure) while the remaining cards have to be grouped into sets and sequences..

    A Valid Declaration

    A Valid Declaration - pure sequence

    valid check

    Pure Sequence

    A Valid Declaration - sequence

    valid check

    Sequence

    A Valid Declaration - set

    valid check

    Set

    A Valid Declaration - set

    valid check

    Set

  • 6

    The winner of this game gets 0 Points.

Points Calculation in 13 Card Rummy

Rummy is a game focussed on points. The cards in a game of rummy carry a certain value which is further used to calculate your score in the game and decide your winning. The points are counted as follows:

  • J, Q, K, and A cards of any suit carry 10 points each.

  • All the other cards of any suit carry points equal to their face value.

  • The Joker card carries ‘0’ points.

Cards

Points

Face Cards : Ace, King, Queen, Jack

10

Joker and Printed Joker

0

Numerical Cards

The numerical cards incur the points as their numerical value.

Example showing points associated with different types of cards

heart Ace

10 pts

Spade King

10 pts

Club Queen

10 pts

Diamond jack

10 pts

Joker 0 points

0 pts

Diamond 6

0 pts

Heart 8

8 pts

club 9

9 pts

Spade 10

10 pts

  • The winner gets ‘0’ points

  • The losing player is awarded points as the total of cards he has while declaring. The maximum number of points a player can lose is 80.

  • In case a player misses 3 consecutive chances, he or she is automatically dropped from the game.

  • Drop Points in different games are as follows –

Game Type

First Drop Points

Middle Drop Points

Points Rummy

20

40

Pool 101 Rummy

20

40

Pool 201 Rummy

25

50

Deals Rummy (Best of 2)

Drop not allowed

Drop not allowed

Deals Rummy (Best of 3)

Drop not allowed

Drop not allowed

Points Rummy

Cards

Points

20 Points

40 Points

Pool 101 Rummy

Cards

Points

20 Points

40 Points

Pool 201 Rummy

Cards

Points

25 Points

50 Points

Deals Rummy – Best of 2

Cards

Points

Not Allowed

Not Allowed

Deals Rummy – Best of 3

Cards

Points

Not Allowed

Not Allowed

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