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13 cards Rummy Game Rules

Rummy is a simple card game played with two or more players, requiring 2 decks of cards if the number of players exceeds five. The main goal is to be the first player at your table to arrange the cards you’re dealt into predefined combinations and submit your melded cards. The rest of the players then accumulate points based on the cards in their hands. The player with the least number of points at the end of a game wins it.

Here’s the list of ground rules for you to follow while playing online rummy:
Picking cards up:

You have two options to pick cards up from – the closed deck/ stock or the open discarded pile.

Closed deck/ stock: These are the remaining cards from the deck which have not been dealt to the players.

Discarded pile: This is the pile of cards discarded per player per round.


- You may pick only one card at a time, and only when it is your turn.

- You may pick only the topmost card from whichever pile you choose.

There are two types of winning card combinations when you finally meld your cards while placing a Show

– Sets and Runs –

Sets are 3 or more cards of the same rank but different suits, you cannot use two cards of the same value in a single set.

For e.g. Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts and Ace of Clubs can together form a set.

Runs are 3 or more cards of the same suit in consecutive order.

For e.g. Jack, Queen and King of Diamonds can together form a run.

Drop function:

As soon as players have been dealt, you may be able to drop a game if you’re displeased with the cards you’ve received. However, this will give you a bunch of undesirable points, so it needs to be a calculated risk! (Don’t try this on your first date!)


Unlike offline rummy, you cannot take your own sweet time for every move. Game starts, manual extra time, discarding cards, melding your combinations, etc. are all time-bound, depending on various factors like the number of players and games. This adds to the thrill of your skill!

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