Top 3 Popular Rummy Variations

The game of rummy has many variations that are played in different parts of the world. Junglee rummy hosts many online rummy variations so our players can choose from their favorite game. The variants that we host in Junglee rummy are Points Rummy, Deals Rummy and Pool Rummy; we also have the 21 card variant of the card game. Rummy game download is available in our website, so you can enjoy these rummy variants in your mobile phone. There are other common variants of rummy game that are played worldwide; some of them are discussed below.


Gin Rummy

Since the evolution of rummy, Gin rummy has been one of the most prominent variant played worldwide. Almost all of the rummy variants are evolved from Gin rummy. The game is usually played between 2 players with a single deck of cards. In this variant of rummy, the players are dealt with 10 cards each. After dealing the first 21 cards are placed faced up to make the ‘discard pile’ and the rest of the cards are placed faced down to make the ‘stock’. The objective of the game is to make sets and sequences. Ace is a low card and holds one point; therefore the sequence AKQ is not possible in this variant.

Shanghai Rummy

This variant of rummy is evolved from the contract rummy variant and is believed to be originated in China and hence the name. The game play of the Shanghai rummy is simple and similar to the contract rummy. 2 decks of cards are used to play the game for 2 to 4 players. Every player in the game is dealt with 11 cards unlike the 13 cards in the Indian Rummy game. There is an option of ‘Buying’ in Shanghai rummy which is process of discarding a card while it is not his/her turn to play and taking a card from the pile. The player can only buy 2 cards in a round of game.

Jokers hold another important rule in Shanghai rummy; they can be used only in a set of 3 or a sequence of 4 cards which makes the game even more thrilling. ‘Contracts’ are the main objective of the game. Contracts are based on different sets and sequences; you are supposed to make contracts in each of the deal. There are a total of 10 deals in a game. The player who finishes first wins the game.

Dummy Rummy

The concept of Dummy rummy is similar to the Indian version of the 13 card rummy. Usually two decks of cards are used to play the game. The main objective of the game is to get rid of all the cards by forming sets and sequences. Unlike the Indian rummy, the game is finished as soon as all the cards are finished. All the printed Jokers and the cards with rank ‘2’ are considered as Jokers which can be substituted for the missing cards. The points of the cards are also different, 3 to 9 cards have 5 points each 10, J, K & Q have 10 points each. Aces have 15 points and the Jokers including ‘2’ has 50 points each.