Rummy Sets

What is Objective of rummy?

Rummy is a traditional card game. The objective is to group cards into sets and sequences. In 13-card Indian rummy, you should have at least 2 sequences (one of them has to be a pure sequence), to make a valid declaration. The rest of the cards can be grouped into sets.

A Valid Declaration

A Valid Declaration - pure sequence

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Pure Sequence

A Valid Declaration - sequence

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Sequence

A Valid Declaration - set

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Set

A Valid Declaration - set

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Set

How to make a set in rummy?

A set consists of at least three cards of the same value but different suits. Set is also known as a “book”.

Example of Sets

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card
6 Heart-Diamond-Club card with joker
Ace with Joker

Here are a few rules that you should remember

Rule

Example

The cards in a rummy set have to be of the same value

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

Each card in a rummy set has to be a different suit. If you have two cards of the same suit in a set, it’s invalid .A club or heart instead of a diamond would have made this a valid set

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

valid check

Set

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

invalid check

Invalid

You can also use a wild joker or a printed joker to make a set

8 Heart-Diamond-Club with joker card

6 is a wild joker in this

A rummy set has to have at least 3 cards

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

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Set

8 Heart-Club card

invalid check

Invalid

Rummy Sets can also be made of 4 Cards

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

Rummy set is formed with four 8 cards of different suits

Rummy sets can also be made of 5 cards. But since there are only 4 suits in a card deck, this is only possible if you use a wild joker or printed joker card

All 8 card with joker card

Rummy sets can also be made using printed and wild Joker Together

all 8 cards with 6 diamond joker card

Here 6 has been used as a wild joker replacing 8 & Printed joker replacing 8 to make a set

The Rummy Set has to be of the same value

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

Rummy Sets have to be different suits. Having Same suit in a set makes it invalid

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

valid check

Set

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

invalid check

Invalid

Player can also make a use of wild joker to make a set

8 Heart-Diamond with 6 Dimamond Joker card

6 is a wild joker in this

A rummy set has to have at least 3 cards

8 Heart-Diamond-Club card

valid check

Set

8 Heart-Club card

invalid check

Invalid

Rummy Sets can also be made of 4 Cards

All 8 card

Rummy set is formed with four 8 cards of different suits

Rummy Sets can also be made of 5 Cards Including Printed or Wild Joker

All 8 cards with 6 Diamond Joker card

Rummy sets can also be made using both Printed and Wild Joker Together

8 Heart-Club card with 6 Diamond Joker card

Here 6 has been used as a wild joker replacing 8 & Printed joker replacing 8 to make a set

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