Rummy Rules are simple to understand and easy to remember. Players must always keep them in mind, and stick to them. This is necessary to play the rummy game. Once you grasp rummy rules, you can start playing rummy. As rummy is a card-melding game, rummy rules guide the players about how they should create relevant melds.
13 Card Indian Points Rummy is also known as 80 Points Rummy, and is the most popular version of 13 Card Online Rummy Game in India. It is so because of its quickness. On an average, it takes around 2-3 minutes to complete a game of 2-player Points Rummy. That is why, around 40-45% of regular players prefer Points Rummy over any other variant. Points Rummy Rules are straightforward, which is why, it is easy to start playing the Points Rummy Game. You need to make valid sequences/sets before your opponents, and declare your cards. Let us start with understanding rummy rules for the Points game and some terms that you will need to know to master this game of skill. In 13 Card Indian Points Rummy, there is different point value on each table. Typically, tables start from 10 paisa per point and go up to Rs. 250 per point.
13 Card Points Rummy is played by real players on 2 & 6 player tables. On 6-player tables, 2 to a maximum of 6 players can play at a time. Depending on the table selected, 1 or 2 decks of cards are used. Each deck has 53 Cards (13 cards of 4 suits each) and 1 printed Joker.
Selecting a Table and Taking a Seat
In the Points Rummy section of RummyPassion Game Lobby, you see options such as tables, (Number of) Decks, Point Value, Min Entry, Status, Sitting and Join Button. You can select from the various combinations, and click the JOIN button. A popup will appear on your screen, and the table selected by you will be loaded. Immediately after it loads, you can see occupied/empty seats. Just click any ‘SIT HERE’ seat to reserve it for yourself. After clicking ‘SIT HERE’, a Buy-in option will appear. This is when you decide how much money you want to bring to the table. The minimum amount, which you cannot change is the point-value x 80, and the maximum amount is 10 times the minimum value, i.e., point-value x 80 x 10. You can put any amount of your choice as long as it is between the minimum and the maximum for that table. Please note that you have only 20 seconds to buy-in. Once these 20 seconds are over, the Buy-in popup will close, and you will have to click ‘SIT HERE’ again, and fill the Buy-in amount.
After Buy-in, you get your seat and your selected Avatar. You will see your Buy-in amount. Now, there are a couple of scenarios to get the game started.
Turns and Game Play
Once the game starts, initially, as per rummy rules, 1 card is distributed to each player. Turns are decided based on the value of the card a player gets. The player with the highest card value gets the first turn and so on. Once the order of turns has been decided, the game begins.
First, the wild card joker is opened, and placed face up below the closed deck. Then, 13 random cards are distributed to each player. One card is placed face up to initiate the open deck. Players start making sequences/sets based on the cards in hand. After picking from the open/closed deck, they discard to the open deck. Player(s) can drop the game if they feel that their cards are not favourable. If a player drops the game, his/her cards will not be visible on the game result board, and it will appear as if he/she never declared. On a 2-player table, the game continues till the time one of the players makes a ‘Declare’ (either valid or invalid). On a 6-player table, the game continues until one of the players makes a valid ‘Declare’, or all players, except one, make an invalid ‘Declare’.
You have 30 seconds to make your move (pick one card and drop one card). You get an additional 30 seconds buffer once in the game, and time slots from which, you can use in different turns. If you miss 3 consecutive turns, it will be considered that you have made a middle drop. You will get 40 points, and the money lost will be in proportion to these points. For example, if you are playing at a table with a Point value of Re. 1.00, and opt for a middle drop, you will lose 40 x 1 = Rs. 40.
Rummy Rules say that in order to win, you must make combinations with at least 2 sequences, out of which one must be pure. There can be a maximum of 2 sets. You must finish melding your cards before your opponents make valid groups and hit the Finish button. Typically, we make 4 groups, i.e., 3 groups of 3 cards each and 1 group of 4 cards, thereby melding a total of 13 cards. However, you can make long sequences as well. Upon clicking the Finish button, you will see a confirmation message to make sure that you haven’t clicked the Finish button by mistake. Upon clicking Yes, you get 30 seconds to rearrange your cards into valid groups and Declare.
Once you declare there are 2 scenarios -
Valid DeclareAfter a player clicks on the ‘Declare’ button, the Rummy Passion game server will validate his/her sequences/sets, and will update him/her and other players immediately. 30 seconds are given to other players to make their best possible sequences/sets. Once other players also declare, the Game Result window will appear showing username, Result, Cards, Score and Amount Won.
Wrong DeclareSometimes, a player may end up making a wrong declare due to various reasons such as lack of knowledge of rummy rules or misinterpreted cards, etc. In such a case, Rummy Passion game server immediately updates all the players, the defaulting player loses by 80 points, and gets Dropped from the game. Also, the winner of the game gets the cash benefit of 80 points. Please note that in case of a wrong show, only your cards will be displayed on the game result board, and not those of other players as they had not declared.
Irrespective of suits, all number cards from 2-10 have a point value equal to their respective face value. All photo cards, i.e., Jacks, Queens, and Kings as well as the Ace cards have a point value of 10 points per card. Based on this, players should try to hold onto only low-value cards as ungrouped cards - so that even if they don’t win the game, they accumulate the fewest points possible, and the loss is minimum.
That was all about Points Rummy Rules. As Indian Rummy is a skill-based game, it is essential that you understand, remember, and make use of rummy rules whenever you play rummy online. Get a know how of Deals Rummy Rules and Pool Rummy Rules too, and try these variants of rummy at Rummy Passion.
‘BUY-IN’ IN POINTS RUMMY
JOKER IN POINTS RUMMY
DECK TYPE IN POINTS RUMMY
CARDS and POINTS
WINNING AND CALCULATION