Indian Rummy is nothing but the game of rummy with few rules moderated by Indians during the course of time. Right from the British era, games like poker, bridge, and rummy have been greatly appreciated and loved by Indian card game lovers. Almost every casino and club in India offers rummy on its tables and the huge turnout of players depicts its popularity across the country. Indian Rummy is full of fun and excitement and carries a traditional touch simultaneously. Like other rummy games, Indian rummy can also be played with a minimum of two and a maximum of 6 players. The game is more or less similar, but has a few twists and turns in the rules, making it one of the local favourites. For instance, you’ll find 13 cards being dealt to each player in Indian Rummy. With continuous increase in people’s interest for the game, online rummy in India is surely picking up pace.
How to Play
Playing Indian rummy is very much similar to that of any other country. The only difference is that in Indian rummy, you get 13 cards to play with. So the objective is same as the general rummy game. You have to form a good combination of cards and get rid of the unmatched cards that you have in your hands. The person, who makes the best combination, is declared as the winner. Deals are made in clockwise turns and players draw & discard one after the other in same order. If you have played general rummy or if you are aware of the rules of general rummy, then you can easily play Indian rummy online and offline as well.
Rules & Strategy
The rules of Indian rummy do differ from general rummy, but the overall concept is similar. A player in Indian rummy has all together 13 cards to play with. For two to four players, generally 2 decks are used. For more players, it exceeds to 4 decks.
To win you need to complete your hand with most or all cards formed into Sets and/or Runs. Sets are similar cards of different suits like 3 kings of spade, heart and clubs. Runs are adjacent cards of same suits, like 6, 7, and 8 of hearts. One crucial point to win in Indian Rummy is that one must have two sequences (Runs) to declare and if jokers are in play, at least one of those should be a "natural" or "pure" sequence (containing no wild card). One more difference in rules to be noted is that neither there is any melding on the table during play and nor laying off cards onto other melds at any point in Indian Rummy.