Rummy is played between 2 to 5 players with 10 cards in Nepal and 13 cards in India. The aim is to form the groups of sequences and trials/sets to meet the game requirements. Jokers can be used to form the sequences or sets if at least one pure sequence is arranged.
Main objective of rummy game is to create pure sequence of cards (example: JQK) of same suit or set (example: AAA) same value cards. When a player forms required Runs and Sets using the cards in hand, player can declare a game.
13 Cards Rummy
Rummy is mostly played between 2 to 5 players with 13 cards each and 2 decks. In this type of rummy, a player must have a pure sequence (First Life), pure or impure sequence (Second Life) and a set of four cards to show or declare a game.
If a player is unable to make pure sequence (First Life), then the player will get 80 points in total.
If player is able to make pure sequence (First Life) then rest of the invalid sets of cards will be counted.
10 Cards Rummy
10 Cards Rummy is generally played in Nepal and few south asian regions. In this type of rummy, there can be 2 to 4 players with 10 cards each and 1 deck of cards. Player must have a pure sequence, set of four cards and set of 3 cards to show a game.
Major difference between 13 cards rummy and 10 cards rummy is, 10 cards rummy is played in rounds, players will continue playing until one of the player’s point exceeds 100 points. The player with overall lowest point will be declared as winner.
In 10 cards rummy, if a player is unable to make a pure sequence then, all of his/her cards value will be counted as per their card value and joker card is counted 14 points.
Enjoy playing game.