It’s fast, exciting, thrilling, and the most entertaining format of rummy. Consider this to be the 20-20 equivalent when it comes to rummy. Points Rummy is the fastest form of rummy- each game lasts for one deal only. After each game, the winner gets the chips from the other players depending on the count and point value. In this variant, points have a pre-decided rupee/point value, which in turn affects the amount of cash involved in each game.
Basics of points rummy
Points rummy is played between 2 to 6 players with one or more decks of cards.
There is a Minimum entry amount that each player has to take to the table.
Each game lasts for 1 deal only. Making it the fastest format.
The player who fulfils the rummy objective(includes 1 pure sequence and another pure/impure sequence) first can call for a show.
A Valid Declaration
The other players are assigned points based on the cards in their hand as per the points calculation which is as follows –
Ace, King, Queen, Jack
Wild and Printed Joker
The numerical cards incur the points as their numerical value.
Example showing points associated with different types of cards
Drop points are calculated as follows –
Invalid Declaration = 80 Points
So before you declare, make sure your cards are grouped correctly and you have at least two sequences, one of which has to be a pure sequence. Because invalid declarations hurt real bad. Some say it’s as bad as hitting the tip of your toe on the leg of a table. Feel it?
How much do you win
The winner gets 0 points. Don’t worry, it’s a good thing. Zero’s the hero here.
At the end of the game, a losing player’s hand score is computed by adding points for cards that are not grouped as sets/sequences with the following exceptions.
- If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted.
- If the losing player does not have two sequences, but has a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is not counted
At the end of a Deal Rummy game, the winner wins as follows:
(Sum of all points that opponents get) X (Rupee value of the point) – Playship fees
Example : If 6 players play a 2 rupee point rummy game and 5 players lose with 40, 30, 20, 10, 5 points then the winner takes 2*(40+30+20+10+5)= Rs 210 – Playship fees.