Done- Rummy - rules

How to Play Rummy

Ever since going online, the game of online Rummy has gone leaps and bounds in becoming one of the most loved hobbies in India, thanks to vibrant efforts put forth by RummyCircle in reaching out to all Indians, from top to bottom. This is purely a game of skill carrying a simple objective and can be played and won without breaking a sweat. Let us now look into the way the game is meant to be played.


Multiple players ranging from 2 to 6.

Two or more pack of 53 cards having a printed joker in each pack.


Forming at least two sequences one of which should be a pure sequence and utilise the remaining ones to form a valid sets or sequences or both.

Sequence or a pure sequence:

Formation of a series of consecutive cards of the same suit without a printed or a wild joker.


6 7 8 9

Impure sequence:

A sequence formed with one or more wild cards or printed jokers is called an impure sequence.


A set is a series of cards of the same value with different suits.




A joker is nothing but a wild card which can be used to replace any card in order to form a sequence or a set. There are two types of jokers – one is a random card picked as a wild joker at the beginning of the game and the other one is a printed joker card, having a buffoon image printed on it.

However, when a joker card is used to form a sequence it will not be considered a pure sequence. If the random wild card picked up happens to be a joker card, then “A” of any suit can be used as a wild joker.

Having got the overall view of the objective of the game, let us briefly look into the way it is played.

How to play:

  1. Each player will be dealing with 13 cards.

  2. Balance cards are kept in the closed deck barring the first one which will be in the open deck.

  3. The players on every turn is supposed to pick up a card from either the open or close deck and discard one in the open deck, thereby forming sequences and sets.

  4. When a valid formation of sequences and sets is achieved, the game can be declared with a valid show. A valid declaration, as per the objective of the game is called a show.

  5. If the formation of Rummy proves to be improbable, at any point of time, you can drop out of the game to lessen the points.

This is how to play Rummy, It is as simple as it sounds provided you play enough practice games and get yourself tutored by going through the video tutorials properly available in the RummyCircle.

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