Difference: 13 Cards Rummy Vs 21 Cards Rummy


Rummy is really an intriguing game. The quality of gameplay is what makes it different from other card games that are played in India.  All rummy variants are worth trying as each variant has something different to offer. Online and traditional variant of the game are equally interesting as they bring people together and help them socialize. Online version of rummy allows you to connect with your friends from different locations.

All rummy variants follow a basic game play. It is a draw and discard game and the aim is to meld the cards by picking up a card and discarding an unwanted card. The game objective differs with game variants depending on the number of cards that are used to play the game. The major online rummy variants that are played online are the 13 cards variant and the 21 card variant.

13 Cards Rummy

13 Cards Rummy Game

13 Cards rummy is the most common rummy variant that is played in India. This variant is usually referred to as Indian Rummy. It is really simple to play 13 card Indian rummy online; all you have to do is to navigate to the Junglee Rummy game lobby to select the game variant and start playing. The objective of the 13 Cards rummy is to make sets and sequences with the cards that you are dealt with. Sets are combination of 3 or 4 cards of the same rank and different suits. Sequences are the combination of 3 or more consecutive cards of the same suit. You need to have at least one pure sequence (Sequence without Jokers) for a valid win.

21 Cards Rummy

21 Cards Rummy Game

As the name suggests, 21 cards are dealt to each players. Similar to the 13 card rummy, the objective of the game is to meld the cads into sets sequences. In the 21 Card variant, players need to make 3 pure sequences and rest of the cards need to be arranged into sets and sequences. Apart from the normal Jokers that are used in the 13 cards variant, additional ‘value cards’ are used in 21 cards rummy. These are as Upper Joker and Lower Joker which represents one rank above & below the cut joker respectively. The valid melds for 21 cards rummy are as follows:

  • Three Pure Sequences and the remaining cards arranged in sets or sequences
  • Three Tunnelas in separate groups. (Tunnela is the group of 3 cards of the same rank and same suit)
  • Eight Dublees in separate groups. (Dublee is the group of 2 cards of the same rank and same suit)
  • Eight Jokers in a single group.

So go ahead and try out the different rummy variants that are available in our game lobby and feel the excitement! The 21 card rummy has gained more popularity after the introduction of online rummy games. Try out the 2 variants and feel which one works for you the best.

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