How to Play?

Rummy accommodates 2 to 6 players, with each player receiving a hand of 13 cards. For games with 2 to 4 players, two decks totaling 104 cards along with 2 jokers are utilized. In games with 5 to 6 players, three decks comprising 156 cards and 3 jokers are employed. Players take turns dealing the cards in a clockwise manner.

A random selection by the online system determines the starting player. Each player is dealt 13 cards face down, with the subsequent card from the deck revealed face-up to commence the discard pile. The remaining cards form the stock pile placed face down in the center. One card from the stockpile is turned face up underneath it, visible to all players. Cards of this rank, irrespective of suit, can function as additional wild cards.

The goal of the game is to create Runs (or sequences) and Sets. When a player successfully arranges required runs and sets using all 13 cards, they declare their turn. A valid declaration necessitates at least two runs, one of which must be pure, while the other can be pure or non-pure, with a minimum of 3 cards. Once the objective is achieved, the player can declare by clicking the “Declare” button.

Upon a valid declaration, all other players must arrange and declare their sets and sequences. Unmatched cards are tallied for each player, with a minimum requirement of two runs; otherwise, all 13 cards are considered unmatched, resulting in a loss of 80 points. Dropping from the game incurs penalties: dropping without drawing any card from the discard or stockpile results in a loss of 20 points, while dropping mid-hand before any other player declares incurs a loss of 40 points.

Once points are calculated for all players, the winner claims the prize money. Key rules to remember include using jokers as substitutes in sequences, unrestricted use of jokers in sets or sequences, and defining sets as either 3 or 4 cards of the same rank with different suits or 2 (or 3) such cards with a joker. The winner also collects all unused jokers, each valued at 0 points. Additionally, when the printed joker card serves as the wild card, all Aces assume the role of wild card jokers.

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