It is the place where you play rummy. Every rummy table can sit two to six players in a game
Deck of cards:
A single deck of cards has 52 cards and a printed joker. These cards are divided into 4 sets of 13 cards from 2 to 10 and face value cards like A, K, Q, J in 4 different suits. There are 4 suits in a deck – Clubs, Hearts, Spades & Diamonds.
Sorting of cards is done at the start of each game. Sorting is arranging your cards in a manner that helps you form your sets and sequences and avoiding the mixing of cards. Once you get your cards, hit the Sort button, and start playing.
Points in rummy:
In rummy, Ace, Jack, Queen, and King each have 10 points. The remaining cards have a value equal to their face value. This is how the cards rank in ascending orders – Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.
Joker and Wild Card Joker:
There is one printed joker in every deck. Once the cards are distributed amongst the players, a wild card is selected at random. Both joker and wild card serves the same purpose. A joker/wildcard is used to replace the desired card to form a set or impure sequence. In case the open joker is the printed joker, then all Aces are considered as wild card jokers. All these cards count to zero points at the end of the game. So, the more number of such cards you get the better it is.
You can choose to drop a game at any point in time. You are charged a Penalty every time you drop. Players who drop out at the beginning of the game, also known as the First Drop, will get 20 points. Those players who make a Middle Drop or choose to leave the game before the game show is called by any player will get 40 points. Any player who does not meld any cards when a show is called and instead opts to leave the game gets 80 points, this is known as a Full Count.
A sequence is a group of 3 or more cards of the same suit arranged in a consecutive order.
Pure Sequence :
Any sequence without a joker becomes a pure sequence. Remember if a wild card joker sits in a proper sequence of the same suit it will be a pure sequence.
Impure Sequence :
A sequence with one or more Joker card is called an Impure sequence.
A set is a group of 3 or 4 cards of different suits but of the same value. One can use any kind of joker (wild or printed) to replace any card in the set.
Draw and Discard:
In the Indian Rummy game, 13 cards are given to each player. Furthermore, there are 2 stacks from which each player can select cards. The player picks a card from an open or closed deck to form Pure sequences, sequences, or sets thereby eliminating the unwanted card.