Rummy Rules and Regulation

Rummy Rules

Rummy is a very popular form of card games. The games go by several names including traditional rummy, basic rummy, straight rummy and gin rummy, amongst others. Rummy is very exciting and requires a great deal of skill. Therefore, it is not really a game to simply jump into especially if you are wagering money. Though there are commonly used and agreed upon rules, there are definitely variations of the game. As a result, you should determine how a particular game will be played, as it concerns rules, when you sit down and play. Below are some general Rummy rules.

The game is typically played with between two and six players. It uses a standard deck of cards. Generally, the participants play to a target score. This target score will be settled upon prior to the beginning of play. In many cases, the target score is 100 points. However, it doesn’t have to be. The first player dealer is randomly chosen. Every player will draw one card. The person that gets the lowest card becomes the first dealer.

If there are two players, they both received ten cards. If there are three to four players, each player is dealt seven cards. If there are five to six players, each player gets six cards. If there are only two players, each will take turns being the dealer. If there are more than two, then the role of the dealer is passed on to each participant going clockwise beginning with the player to the left of the initial dealer.

After all the cards have been dealt, the left over cards are placed in the middle of the table face down, and is called the stock. The dealer will pull the top card and face it up. Play begins with the individual to the left of the dealer. The goal of the game is to get rid of all of your cards. You may draw if you need to from the stock pile or the discard pile. If you take a card from the stock pile, then you add it your hand but you do not show it to the other players. Alternatively, if you take a card from the discard pile, you still add it to your hand but the rest of the players will know what it is because the cards in the discard pile are facing up.

A person wins when they are able to play all of their cards by discarding them, melding or laying off. Once a player has gotten rid of all of their cards, the hand is over. The remaining players can no longer discard, meld or lay off their cards. The losing players must add up their cards. The total amount of the remaining hands is credited to the person that won the hand. The individual who ends play by reaching the target score or who has the highest amount of points wins.