Three Thirteen Rummy is an exciting variation of classic rummy games.It is played by two or more players with two decks of cards. Three Thirteen Rummy has a lot of similarities with other rummy variations like the feature of discarding and melding cards.
The objective of Three Thirteen Rummy is to meld all the cards into sets or sequences. After the cards have been dealt to each player, the game begins when the player to the left of the dealer draws a card from the discard pile or the stockpile. A card is selected as the wild card at the beginning of every round. It can be used to replace any other card to form a sequence or set.
After the cards have been dealt, the top card from the deck is revealed to form the discard pile and the remaining cards are placed face down to form the open deck. Through the process of picking and discarding cards, the players need to meld all of their cards into sets or sequences. Once a player melds all his/her cards into proper sets and sequences, he/she “goes out” and the remaining players are given one more chance to draw cards to form better groups in their hand. The winner of the rummy game is the player who has accumulated the fewest points in the whole game.
When a Three Thirteen Rummy game ends, each losing player’s score is calculated by adding up the points carried by all the cards in the player’s hand. Face cards are worth 10 points each while the other cards are worth their face value. There are several variations of the game and the cards have different point values in different variations. In some versions, Aces are used as high or low cards and sequences with unarranged Aces are penalized with 15 points. Certain rules assign 11 points to Jacks, 12 to Queens and 13 points to Kings.
As you saw, the rules to play Thirteen Three Rummy are as simple as the rules of 13-Card Indian Rummy. To learn detailed Indian Rummy rules, click here .Try this unique rummy variation with your friends. Learn new games on Jungleerummy.com. Click here to learn other rummy variations.