Points Rummy is the most common variant of 13 cards Rummy. It is the basic format of Indian rummy games where players play for points that have pre-decided rupee value. Only a single winner wins all the cash at the end of each Points Rummy game.
Winnings = (Sum of points of all opponents) X (Rupee-value of the point) – JungleeRummy Fees
How to play Points Rummy?
Points Rummy can be played with 2 to 6 players at JungleeRummy.com. It is usually played with 2 or more packs of standard 53 cards, which includes Printed Jokers. The rules to play Points Rummy are simple and can be summarised as:
Each player has to bring a minimum amount to the table and play for points which have a pre-decided rupee value.
Gameplay:
random toss is made to decide the player who will make the first move. A wild joker is randomly selected and 13 cards are dealt to every player. After the cards are distributed to every player, the first card of the pack is placed face-up to form the open deck. The remaining cards are placed face-down, which forms the closed deck.
Players need to arrange all the 13 cards in sequences and sets. They need to pick a card from the closed or open deck and discard one of the cards on the open deck.
Objective of the Game:
Players need to make at least two sequences, one of which has to be a pure sequence and arrange the remaining cards in sequences or sets. Once the objective is completed, you need to discard one of the cards in the finish slot and declare the cards. If all the cards are grouped into valid sequences and/or sets, you win the game with zero points.
How are scores calculated in Points Rummy?
Winner’s Score:
The first player who finishes the game after completing the objective wins the game. The winner gets zero points.
Drop Scores:
If a player drops in the first move, he/she gets 20 points and the game continues till a single player finishes the game after completing the game objective. 40 points are given to players who drop after their first turn.
Wrong Declare:
If a player declares the game without meeting the objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till a player emerges as the winner.
Points Calculation for Losing Players
Every card has a certain number of points. The losing player gets the points carried by the cards in his/her hand. Face cards have 10 points each:
Ace of any suit carries 10 points each
King of any suit carries 10 points each
Queen of any suit carries 10 points each
Jack of any suit carries 10 points each
All other numbered cards have points according to their numerical value. For example, card 2 of any suit carries 2 points and card 6 of any suit carries 6 points.
Jokers (Wild and Printed) carry zero points.
Calculating the Scores
Scores of a losing player is calculated by adding the points carried by the cards in his/her hand:
In case if a losing player does not have two sequences – a pure sequence and a pure/impure sequence, then points of all the cards are calculated.
In other instance, if a player has two sequences – a pure sequence and a pure/impure sequence, then only the cards that are not grouped into sets or sequences will be counted.
How are winnings calculated in Points Rummy?
One winner wins the entire cash amount at the end of every Points Rummy game. Winnings are calculated by using a simple formula:
Winnings = (Sum of points of all opponents) X (Rupee-value of the point) – JungleeRummy Fees
For example, six players play on ‘Rs. 2 per point’ table and a player declares the game. Now the winning player wins all the cash lost by the players. If the five players lose with 10,20,30,40 and 50 points respectively, the winner’s cash amount will be calculated as: 2 x (10 + 20 + 30 + 40 + 50) = Rs. 300
This amount will be credited to the winner’s JungleeRummy account immediately after the deduction of JungleeRummy Fee.
What is the maximum limit of points a player can get?
A player can get a maximum of 80 points in Points Rummy irrespective of the cards that he/she holds. Points are capped at 80 and anything below 80 is awarded to players in Points Rummy.
How does the Drop Feature work in Points Rummy?
Every player has the option to drop out of rummy game during their turn. To drop the game, a player has to click on the “Drop” button without picking any card from the closed or open deck.
First Drop:
If a player drops a rummy game in the very first turn, without picking a card, he/she lose with 20 points.
Middle Drop:
If a player drops the game after the first turn, he/she lose with 40 points.
Consecutive Misses:
If a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she is automatically dropped out of the rummy game with 40 points.