How to Play Rummy? The Basic Tips for Beginners

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Card games enjoy a high level of popularity, and for a good reason. Whether you play Indian poker or Andar Bahar, there is something interesting about card games that take your experience to a whole new level. Rummy is one such classical card game that is purely based on your skills, practice, and experience. The better you learn its rules, the higher the chances you will win multiple rounds. It’s all about how often you play rummy.

Unlike other games, rummy isn’t something you can play without learning basic skills. The results of the game do not depend on the cards you get but on your ability to turn a bad hand into a good one. So, it is important to get familiar with the basic rules of rummy before getting started with the game.

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How to play rummy? The rules are simple. Each player gets a set of 13 cards, which they are supposed to arrange in a specific order. Basically, the cards must be arranged in such a way that they form a sequence. The three or four cards must either be of the same kind or in a sequence, such as the 3, 4, 5, 6 of the same suit or the three cards of the same value, but in different suits. Each player has to pick a card from the piles of cards discarded by other players or the first card from the deck.

At the same time, they have to discard one card (probably a card that does not match with other cards). A random toss is conducted to decide which player will start the game. You have two options – you either pick a card from the discarded sets or you draw the card placed on top of the deck. If the card discarded by another player fits with the card sets in your hand, you can pick that.

Some Tips to Remember When Playing Rummy

Remember that your opponents will notice your every move and throw the next card depending on the clues you give them. For example, if you pick a card discarded by another player, other players will know you have other cards similar to the one you picked. So, choose wisely and don’t give too many hints to your opponents. Another important thing to note is that the card you have picked from the discarded set cannot be thrown in that turn.

The first one to show their cards will be the winner. You can only show once there is no card left to be discarded and all the cards in your hand are arranged in a sequence. In other words, all 13 cards must match. Finally, the player can lay these cards down without discarding any card. This will end the game and the dealer will check your cards to confirm that you have reached zero points. Each card is assigned a number of points and the player gets 80 points. The player who brings the point to zero will be announced as the winner.

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