13 Cards Rummy Games: A Comprehensive Guide
Over the years, as rummy traveled the globe, it evolved. Several variants of it developed. Though the fundamental rules of rummy are the same across the spectrum of its variants, there are individual rules in each version of the game. In India, the 13 cards rummy is a favorite. If you are wondering what the hype is about, we would urge you to play 13 cards rummy to witness it for yourself.
Before you start, you will need a brief introduction to 13 cards rummy. Then, you will have to practice as much as possible to master the game.
Number of players in 13 cards rummy
A minimum of two to a maximum of six people can play 13 card rummy games.
Deck in 13 cards rummy
Depending on how many people are playing 13 card rummy games, 1 or 2 decks are used. Each deck has 52 cards and 2 Jokers.
Dealing cards in 13 card rummy games
Each player in 13 cards rummy is dealt 13 cards. The remaining cards are placed with their faces down. This is the closed deck. The topmost card from the closed deck is placed facing up and this will form the open deck. This card is also declared the Joker and all cards of similar rank from all four suits become Jokers.
Dropping from 13 cards rummy
Players can opt to quit the 13 cards rummy game. This is called a drop. If the drop happens before the players even pick a card, then he/she is penalized 10 points. If the drop happens when the game is underway, then he/she is given 20 points.
How to win 13 cards rummy games?
The chief objective of 13 card rummy games is to arrange all the 13 cards into valid sets (3 or more consecutive cards of the same suit) and sequences (3 or more cards with the same value/rank but from different suits). There have to be at least two sequences (at least one pure, the other can be impure). The remaining cards can be arranged into any combination of sets and sequences.
The first player to arrange all of his/her cards into valid sets and sequences can hit the declare button. If the cards are melded as per the rules, then this player will win the 13 cards rummy game.
Why should you play 13 cards rummy?
If you are a beginner, then it is better to play 13 cards rummy because there are fewer playing cards and it is less elaborate than 21 cards rummy.
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