10-Card Rummy: Everything You Need to Know About the Game!

This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about 10-card rummy.Guide to 10 cards rummy

We have launched 10-card rummy in our game lobby; you can dive in and start playing right now. The best thing about the game is that it is similar to the 13-card version

That sounds simple, right?

Here, we will be discussing the basics of the game as well as the differences between 10-card rummy and 13-card rummy.

You can complete reading this article in just 5 minutes. It makes it so easy to learn the game that after reading this article, you can head straight to the game lobby and start playing 10-cards rummy!

Let’s dive in

As the name suggests, 10 cards are used in the game. The game can be played by 2 to 6 players. It is better to play with the maximum number of players as that provides more excitement.

10-cards rummy and 13-card rummy have similar play and rules.

If you are familiar with 13-card rummy rules, that’s awesome! You can go ahead to the Gameplay of 10 Card Rummy section below to learn about the similarities and differences. (Keep reading if you need to refresh 🙂 )

If you are not familiar with 13-card rummy rules, keep reading:

Similar to the other rummy variants, 10 card rummy is a draw and discard game. Your objective is to meld your cards by picking a card from the open deck or closed deck on each turn and discarding a card from your hand.

Cards can be melded into sets and sequences. Please find examples of sets and sequences below:

Examples of Sets

Set in Rummy Example
Meld three or four cards of the same value and different suits to form a valid set in 10-cards rummy.

Examples of Sequences

Sequence in Rummy Example
Meld three or more consecutive cards of the same suit to form a valid sequence in 10-card rummy.

To help you with melding your cards, you have Jokers! Jokers can be used to replace any missing cards and form sets and sequences.

Awesome, right?

Apart from printed Jokers, there are wild Jokers that are selected randomly after 10-cards are dealt to each player. All suit cards having the same value as the Jokers will be treated as wild Jokers in that round.

Here is an example of wild Joker.

Wild Card Joker in Rummy Example
If ♥Q is randomly selected as the wild Joker, all the Qs (as shown above) will be considered Jokers.

 

Gameplay of 10-Card Rummy

As discussed earlier, you need to form sets and sequences with the 10 cards you are dealt. Once you have melded your cards, you need to discard your final card to the ‘Finish’ slot to declare your win.

Before you declare, you need to make sure that you have a valid hand. Do not declare your hand unless you have valid sequences and sets, or you will get the maximum minus points as a penalty.

How to check if you have a valid hand in 10-Card Rummy

In 10-card rummy, a valid hand should consist of at least one pure sequence and the rest of the cards into sets or sequences. A pure sequence is a sequence that does not use any Joker as a substitute card, though the Joker can be used in its original value as a card of its original suit.

Here is an example of a valid hand in 10-card rummy:

10-cards-valid-hand

Point Calculation in 10-Card Rummy

10-Card Rummy is played for points. Each card has a point, and your aim is to score the minimum points to win. So, if you make a valid declaration first, you will win by getting zero points.

If your opponent declares their hand successfully before you, the total points of your cards that are not melded will be your score.

Here’s how calculations are done:

Face cards are worth 10 points each.

Ace: 10 points

King: 10 points

Queen: 10 points

Jack: 10 points

Other cards are worth the points printed on them.

2: 2 points

3: 3 points

And…

10: 10 points

In 10-cards rummy, the maximum points that you can get is −60. This means that even if the sum of your deadwood or unmatched cards is more than 60, you will get only −60 points.

Other point calculations

Wrong Declaration: You will get the maximum points (−60) if you make a wrong declaration.

First Drop: You will get −20 points if you drop the game before making a move.

Middle Drop: You will get −40 points if you drop the game after making a move or in the middle of the game.

Also Read: Online Rummy for Cash – How to Play Series

Differences between 10-Card Rummy and 13-Card Rummy

Though the games are similar, there are some differences between the two versions. That might sound complicated, but it isn’t.

The major difference is the number of cards used in the two variants. The number of cards dealt to players is different: 10 and 13 respectively. However, both the games use two decks of cards.

In 10 cards rummy, you just need to form one pure sequence, and it is not mandatory to create the second sequence. But in 13-card rummy, you are required to form at least one pure sequence and an additional sequence.

Comparing the speed of the two games, 10-card rummy is faster, since there are only 10 cards and it is not mandatory to create a second sequence. So chances are that players will finish the game more quickly.

Another difference is the point calculation. In 10-card rummy, the maximum points you can get is limited to −60. However, in 13-cards rummy, the maximum points is −80.

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How to Play 10-Card Rummy on Junglee Rummy?

Are you already excited to experience the game action? If you are, you can easily find the game in the Junglee Rummy game lobby. You can find 10-card rummy in the Practice Games section as well as the Cash Games section.

Also Read: How your Games are secured in Junglee Rummy

If you have already added cash to your Junglee Rummy account, follow these simple steps to play 10-card rummy.

  1. Head to the game lobby.
  2. Go to ‘Cash Game’ section.
  3. Select ’10 Card Points Rummy’ from the top right.
  4. Choose the table of your choice and click on ‘play.’

10 card rummy game lobby

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It’s simple as that. You can join the exciting 10-cards rummy tables right away and win cash prizes.

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