13-Card Rummy is a mind-sharpening card game in which you need to arrange the 13 cards in your hand, also called a hand, in sequences, or in sequences and sets. It is purely a skill-based game and the only luck factor involved is the cards that you are dealt at random at the beginning. If you are a skilled player of 13 Cards Rummy, you can easily improve and arrange your cards by discarding the cards that are unlikely to be helpful and picking up favourable cards. Junglee Rummy takes pride in being India’s most trusted and fastest-growing rummy website and offers detailed tutorials to help you learn to play Rummy and enjoy the game. You can also try Junglee Rummy’s online rummy app for playing Rummy on the go!
It is well known that Indian families stick together like super glue. India is primarily a country of joint families and Indians spend quality time with their families. No matter how hard their daily work gets, people always find ways to spend time with their loved ones. Card games play an indispensable role in bringing families together and promoting family bonding. There will always be a deck of cards in the living room of almost all Indian families. From the young to the old, everybody loves 13 Card Rummy, one of the most popular card games in India. The gameplay is so exciting that it gives you an adrenaline rush.
Typically the 13-Card Rummy game is played by 2 or more players and the cards are dealt in a clockwise direction. In this format of Indian Rummy, 13 cards are dealt to each player. To win, you have to form sequences, or sequences and sets, with the 13 cards you are dealt. A card is selected from the deck of the remaining cards, which are left after dealing, to act as a wild Joker. The wild Joker, as well as the printed Joker, can be used as a substitute for any missing card in a sequence or set.
The fundamental rule of 13 Card Rummy is to pick up a card from the open deck or closed deck on each turn and discard a card from your hand to the open deck. The objective of the game is to arrange your cards in sequences (including at least one pure sequence) or in sequences and sets. Sequences: In 13 Card Rummy, a sequence is formed when 3 or more cards of the same suit are arranged in consecutive order. For example: J?-Q?-K?
Sets: A set in the game of 13 Card Rummy is formed when three or four cards of the same rank/value but different suits are arranged together. For example: A?-A?-A?-A?
To form sets and sequences, you can substitute any missing card with a Joker. However, to declare a game of 13 Card Rummy, it is mandatory to have at least one pure sequence (a sequence in which no card is replaced by a Joker).
Aces can be used to form sequences with high cards or low cards. You can form a sequence with high cards like Kings, Queens and Jacks ( Q?-K?-A?) or with low cards like 2s and 3s (A? 2? 3?). But Aces cannot be used with both high cards and low cards in the same game by a player. For example, in a game of 13 Card Rummy, this is an invalid sequence: K?-A?-2?.
To win a 13-Card Rummy game, you need to arrange all the 13 cards in sequences, or in sequences and sets. When you have formed a valid hand, you have to discard one card to the Finish Slot and declare your hand for your opponent(s) to see. If your declaration is valid, you win with zero points and the losing players gets points based on the value of their cards as follows:
If the losing player has not formed even one pure sequence, they lose by points equal to the total value of their cards. But if the player has formed a valid pure sequence, they lose by points equal to the total value of the cards that have not been arranged in sequences or sets.
There are only minor rule changes in the different variants of 13 Card Rummy. The common rules, including the rules about sets, sequences and Jokers, are the same in all the variants. The only things that differ are the winning objective and how the losing players score and the way points are calculated. Some of the common variants are described below:
Points Rummy: The most widely played variation of 13 Card Rummy is the 13-Card Points Rummy game. In Points Rummy, players play for points, which are assigned a monetary value in rupees. The winner gets no points — points are awarded to players who are unable to finish the game first. For each losing player, points are calculated based on the cards that the player was unable to arrange in a sequence or set. The points are calculated according to the value assigned to each card. Numbered cards are worth their face values and face cards (Aces, Jacks, Queens and Kings) are worth 10 points each.
In cash Rummy, the winner wins an amount equal to the predefined monetary value of each point multiplied by the total of all the points accumulated by all the opponents. (A small Junglee Rummy fee is deducted from that amount.)
Deals Rummy: Each game of Deals Rummy consists of a pre-decided number of deals or rounds, such as 3 deals or 5 deals. An equal number of chips are distributed to all the players at the beginning of the game after each player has deposited the entry fee. Each chip is worth one point. At the end of each deal, the winner receives chips equal to the collective number of points of the losing players.
The player who has the highest number of chips at the end of the final deal becomes the winner in this variant of 13 Card Rummy. The winner wins an amount equal to the monetary value of the chips he/she has at the end of the final round.
Pool Rummy: Pool Rummy is another variant of 13-Card Indian rummy. In Pool Rummy, each table is assigned a point limit like 201 points pool or 101 points pool. The player who reaches the point gets knocked out of the game. The winner gets zero points. Just as in Deals Rummy, the winner receives the sum of the entry fees deposited by all the players for the game.
Rummy Tournaments: 13 Card Rummy tournaments are usually played in casinos and on online rummy websites. You compete with players at multiple tables. The maximum number of players per table is limited to 6. The winner receives all the chips from the losing players.
With the availability of the Internet and cheap data in modern times, you can play 13-Card Rummy online free on your computer and mobile phone. You can play different variants of 13 Card Rummy on the go and win real cash online. Using your Rummy skills, you can beat players from all around the country and win big cash prizes.
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